in the comment section lately he’s been claiming he has discovered a new technique to move the maxilla forwards like never before.
here was his original comment
I am always open to explore and the claims he was making was pretty profound in only 3-4 weeks time.
So I decided to contact him and today we spoke on the phone for solid 1.5 hours
What I can say is he is doing something that has definitely never been done before and with logical mind you can figure that his technique is putting that long term up and forwards pressure on the maxilla like never before because he came up with a pretty ingenious way to anchor the forces.
my ceraroot implants are done complete with crowns placed on all 4 bicuspids. At the point I am back up to 28 teeth functional and more aesthetically pleasing smile than before, numerous benefits were gained a long the way and here’s some pictures. please do not share thanks
the $100 Million dollar question is, is it really possible to get the maxilla to swing up and forwards in the face without surgery?
I have been wondering this myself, and although I do see progress being made with strengthening the jaw muscle and improving tongue posture, I still have days of doubt and wonder if surgery is the better option?
I will say that due to the potential complications of surgery, such as loss of feeling & potential undesirable results that’s almost irreversible, it makes that option quite a hell of a lot more difficult route to take especially if your structure is not grossly underdeveloped.
Dr. Mike Mew of orthotropics falls into the idea that you can create changes in the adult maxilla by fixing the underlying problem of muscle tone & tongue posture, if one has decent enough structure to be able to adopt correct tongue posture full time.
The implants for the 4 bicuspid extraction has healed over nicely and now they are ready for crowns.
I got the 4 crowns made, but upon getting them actually integrated with the implants, we realized that on the upper right, there was a lot of gum tissue which made the crown in that particular area look unnatural.
The extra gum tissue caused the crown to be shorter than the teeth nearby.
The question arose about the origin of scoliosis and posture problems. Is it really the position of the lower jaw as described by Starecta’s creator Moreno? or is the primary cause Cranial Facial Dystrophy as explained by Mike Mew as the primary cause of forward head posture & crooked teeth.
I’ve been quite busy of late, getting into business for myself & escaping the corporate ladder. So I have not had much time at all to answer any of the questions that’s lighting up the comment section. I thought that I would begin picking out some and answering it here so that I can iterate it better for all to see.
Just a quick update on my situation, the braces have come off, I have successfully reopened 6.8 to 7 mm of space for all 4 bicuspids, and I’m 26 years old. I got ceraroot ceramic implants, and they healed up nicely.
This journey of finding out about Cranial Dystrophy and then trying to correct it with posture, is quite tough mentally & emotionally.
There are strong emotions tied to this subject.
It is undeniable that I am continuing to see improvements, although I know logically that things will continue to change, I can’t help but sometimes get triggered and get thrown into feeling negative emotions, & I can see after the emotions subside how that episode has affected my productivity and quality of life. As the physical changes continue, I am coming back full circle to address the emotional side of this journey.
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.
So after almost 3 years into this process of reversing extraction orthodontics, I get my braces off and get ready for Ceraroot implants. I visited the oral surgeon few weeks ago and we did another 3D scan, he says this is an ideal case, the upper left bicuspid space has opened up where as it was very tight before.
Ceraroot implants are ceramic type of implants and I am using their new models that just came out 1-2 years ago which is slimmer requiring 6 mm and it has more grooves on it so it is sturdier than the past models. I was told oral surgeon has plenty of space for these implants with 1 mm of space on either side, so he was thoroughly impressed at my orthodontist. He said the surgery will be piece of cake, where as before back in December (6 months ago) he said on the uppers he could do it but it was very tight and he will be sweating.
Oral surgeon comments I have great bone density (I do believe this is from chewing)
and there will be no bone graft needed.
I did not have any root absorption (My daily use of Acceledent may have played a part in this)
We had to get new molds of my mouth for the surgeon since they make special kits to do the implants accurately guided by the computer and to make new retainers, before I sent the new molds off to the surgeon I took pictures of them and now I came back to my parents this weekend and found molds of my old mouth before adult expansion. And I was pretty shocked just how much my mouth had grown and expanded from age 23 to 26.
I will get pictures of old mold soon and do a comparison but the palate has gotten considerably wider.
And the lower jaw as well, as we were in a rush, but you will see that there has been bone remodeling in the lower jaw as well. This is just to show the doctors out there reverse extraction is possible.
In the facebook TMJ/TMD Discussion Group discussion one person posts the above picture asking if that splint will help with her TMD. It opened up an interesting discussion out of which reveals most doctors don’t have clear explanation of what causes TMD?
John Mew states that all bite splints cause the face to lengthen.
I asked Mike Mew on this matter and he agrees, one of the reason being overtime the masseter muscle will become accustomed to being lengthened and this will surely cause an increase in vertical dimensions. To me this is symptom alleviation and not addressing the cause.
The cause of all these issues is Cranial Facial Dystrophy or Maxilla that has dropped down and back.
John Mew posted in the comment section and shares his ideas on this matter.
This is a fantastic video by Mike Mew on oral posture practices to drive the maxilla forward & up in the face. The key for change is posture. Good tongue posture & head posture by imagining a string attached to the back of the head pulling you up (this will tuck your chin).
Out of all the things I’ve done including adult palate expansion, face pulling, self-ncr, crane, I have found it was posterior tongue posture that mattered most.