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Edit: There was some bad advice in this post, and I don’t want to mislead anynone.
Welcome. It’s great to see the effort that was put into this post. I think you are doing the right thing by consciously repositioning your mandible, especially since doing so results in immediate relief. As you probably are aware of, your upper incisors are also tilted to your right side, which further confirms the conclusions you have arrived at regarding the nature of your asymmetry. Based on what you wrote, you likely have muscle-based scoliosis too, which is a good thing to keep in mind while striving to improve facial symmetry, as both the jaws and the hips influence the range of motion and positioning of each other via the spine.
In general, the lower dental arch will catch up with the expanding upper arch. Currently it seems like there should be a few mm of room for growth for the upper arch anyway.
Interesting write-up, I am in a very similar situation with the asymmetry you describe but most likely worse.
This describes me to a T almost except my maxilla is more recessed. But instead of being punched I either stood horribly or recently got hit in the face by a car accident. It made my maxilla shift to the right. The yaw is off mostly as well as the pitch.
I have also experimented with turning my head properly. This made my asymmetries evident. I was mirroring the imbalance. I now hold my mandible to the left in hopes of more pressure being applied there.
Just as a matter of interest – I very much doubt anyone’s looking at your face and seeing anything wrong with it like asymmetry. You look perfectly normal to me. I know you said your problem is a lot more than aesthetic but I do think you’re probably seeing visual problems with your face that other people aren’t seeing.
Bro you have cross bite. Not severe compared to what i have, basically our upper arc should be wider than the lower arc. Keep mewing it will take some time to get desired results. My cross bite is very messed up, i amcurrently wearing braces to correct it and also practicing mewing. Talking about asymmetry my face is more towards right and my nose is also crooked bending to right side. My crooked face is due to practicing boxing. Keeping mewing your efforts will pay off. Have a great day.
It is very difficult to remove the twist you describe. Holding the mandible to the left and moving about will do so much only. Exercises to untwist the body below that has twisted in sympathy are helpful only to remove obstacles to undoing the twist in the jaw and face. I find possible to hold my mandible in a corrective position but too difficult to hold my skull in a corrective twist. I can only do exercises: twists with the tongue between the upper teeth, on the palate or just below, and between the lower teeth (the twist was primarily put in my lower teeth by an orthodontist; the upper teeth just followed). I do similar exercises rotating from side to side quite rapidly and a yoga exercise called Sufi Grind.
I too have wondered if a hard impact in early teens set the whole asymmetry going. In case it was falling at speed when skiing. It is not a thought I am too keen to dwell on as it males it seem less likely that I can undo the twist.
As I have said I seek to remove the twist in my lower teeth, you may have guessed that against the orthodoxy I think that expansion and corrective tipping of the lower teeth is possible. I have had success in both. I approach it with caution. To a degree it seems easy as I believe the general view that it tends naturally to want to catch up. I think I just augment this. Because of the twist described and a crossbite I do not chew mastic gum. I think I would reinforce problems. So I lack this way of asking the lower teeth to catch up that many benefit from. I do chew on a Jawzrsize and sense that as well as helping to procline the incisors it has an effect of evening the teeth out behind. It is slow.
I identified with a lot of the non-teeth effects that you associated with the movement in your jaw. I will be most interested to see your further posts and hope to learn more from you.
I looks like you have a slight canted arch. You may want to check out DNA/vivoslife.com (they look at body asymmetries) or even lviglobal.com with Bill Dickerson. His FB group is drink the koolade sort and I’m not sure they have a leg up on anyone. Take heart. Many people who are doing Smile Direct are having their arches getting more canted. So… someone will have to figure out these asymmetries. Dr. Mew said he doesn’t like to touch them and maybe one day will sit down and figure it out. I suspect it can be fixed by most any orthodontist. If you go to someone with LOTS of POSITIVE reviews… you’re probably in a decent spot. AVOID THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE MANY REVIEWS, even if they’re positive! Opinions are free. The more you get, the more clarity. Even someone who does Won Moon MSE or the kind done by Marianna Evans (another post)… if thing get loose, they can maybe move around. Well… headed out! Best to you. :o)
Instead of mewing once a day id reccomend getting it up there all the time then one you have that down start pushing hard once a day
Not to play armchair psychologist, but you have some serious Body Dysmorphic Disorder going on here. If I was shown 10 pictures of you with no context, I wouldn’t notice your asymmetry. Most of the people on this forum are more asymmetrical than you (myself included). The intense distress and troublesome problems you are describing are definitely not originating from a real problem with your eyes or other parts of you. Also, getting punched once didn’t change the way you grew.
I still wish you the best of luck on your journey, but please reconsider some of the things that you’ve said. I don’t think it’s going to benefit your mental health any to think that way that you do.