In the process of adult facial remodeling, one must remember that this process takes time & commitment. I am seeing comments from people that doubt this process of changing the face through muscle tone & oral posture because they aren’t seeing noticeable changes after few months.
Saying Le Fort jaw surgery is the only way but I am seeing on going changes to my own face by adopting Mew’s push tongue exercises to get that posterior tongue raised and using Mastiha gum to keep the jaw muscles strong.
And so many others have sent me messages saying that people around them are beginning to notice the changes in them.
Its understandable to want fast results because we live in an instant gratification culture, so for some the temptation to get jaw surgery is there.
For me it has not even been a year since I started to practice truly correct oral posture with posterior tongue on the roof and lips sealed.
Sometimes with other stuff going on in life, the focus goes on the back ground but even then when the attention goes back to the mouth, I can feel that my teeth is together (jaw closed) and the tongue is on the roof, so I just that the bone will continue to change.
Reminders for Good Oral Posture?
Mike’s video above reminded me the importance of reminders.
Simply hearing the message of jaw closed, lips sealed & tongue on the roof of the mouth over and over again… was how his dental assistance began to look better over time, as their maxilla began to up swing.
When you look around in real life and even in television, you will see that there a lot of people that tend to hang their mouth open often, you may notice that their face looks bit vertical what most don’t realize is that the face is more susceptible to change over time than we realize and people with those postures will continually get worse over time, I have seen this even among-st my close friends.
One friend in particular I won’t mention names, but he was always pretty good looking guy but now a days looks much more aged and the face has lengthened some what. I have noticed that when he is playing video games, he tends to hang his mouth open, you see that’s the thing with mouth posture. It’s difficult to detect it, because in presence of other people, most people do close their mouth. Which makes diagnosis difficult for doctors. The key is to find out what is that person doing when no one is looking, we may realize that more people are leaving their mouth open more often than we thought.
One of the tricks utilized by one MyoBrace doctor is to have the children wait in the waiting room with video games, and then watch the child’s oral posture while they are absorbed in the video game. This gives more accurate assessment of true resting oral posture.
John Mew posted this picture earlier today and it also reminds us that change can occur but it is not over night.
I am not here to decide whether jaw surgery is the best option for you or not, I personally have not even considered that option so I am not the proper person to ask.
I do know that my lower jaw has come forwards in the last 2-3 years since I started this journey.
How do I know this for sure?
I used to feel very awkward when I would speak because it felt like when I opened my mouth, my lower jaw was going back into my neck. Almost felt like while speaking I had no lower jaw or no chin or something, very strange feeling and I thought it was in my head but I come to find out it was not. The lower jaw really was too far back after my extraction orthodontics.
As I expanded my upper palate which allowed it to come forward more in the face and I expanded the front teeth forwards, which allowed my lower jaw to swing further forwards, I saw immediate improvements in this “weird loss of jaw feeling while talking” issue. And then it continued to improve after I learned about & practiced good oral posture of keeping the jaw together and muscle tone strong, which is overtime driving both jaws up and forwards more.
Now when I talk I no long feel that awkwardness which has contributed to bringing out a bit more of that extrovert side of my character.
I do realize that compared to our ancestor norms however or other more ideal modern faces, my jaws are still far down and back, but I still do not feel any urge for surgery… but I am feeling grateful for the improvements thus far and feel hopeful each time I see subtle improvements take place, hear other readers see improvements in themselves & listening to Mike Mew remind us that yes clearly change is possible in adults.
I am someone that has seen and felt the improvements in myself so I am encouraged to explore this journey on wards.