Found an interesting site that promotes the connection between horizontal, square jaws to exceptional facial beauty in women. An insight into what causes this development, is it a key to facial beauty?
A famous photographer traveled around the world to take photos of people that still lived in the tribes, gives glimpse into the idea that our ancestors had better developed skulls without ever needing braces, where as today we see a dramatic increase in the modern population needing orthodontic intervention.
As far as I am concerned, most gummy smiles are caused by orthodontics, at least made a lot worse by it. I’m willing to bet most that have self-consciousness about their gummy smiles also had orthodontics when they were younger. Here is my story and how I resolved mine.
Studies show that babies are more drawn and attracted to faces that are shorter. Orthodontic case studies has shown without exception that shorter, more forward growing faces look better and have straighter teeth. But what if we are already adults with a long face that have grown unfavorably as a child? Is it still possible to change the shape of our adult face without surgery?
My journey in facial remodeling process first began by learning about the fact that palate can be expanded in adults and coming upon the realization that the reason why I was never satisfied with my smile was that my palate was too narrow (understanding that my orthodontic work of 2 years actually made things worse by extraction of 4 bicuspids & retraction) , after more research I found that wider palate provided other benefits such as ability to breathe better (benefit I am experiencing now as my chronic left nostril congestion is being relieved) but what got me most interested was that expanding the palate was enhancing aesthetics of the face.
Were the Egyptians a better looking race than us? Look at the sphinx above and look how forward developed the maxilla. Dr. Mike Mew latest presentation lets us in on his latest pursuit which is to try to get the same kind of facial change in adults as he is achieving in kids, from vertical grown face to horizontal. He teams up with patient Zero, Ian, to combine orthotropics with NCR and FaceMax. The goal? to bring that maxilla up and forward in the face. Welcome to the beginning of new frontier in changing adult faces.