17 y/o male palate expansion
I am 17 years old and my first contact with mewing was about half a year ago. I have been a mouth breather during my childhood which lead to a midface deficity. I believe its genetics but my intermolar width is about 42 mm even though i was a mouthbreather, but my maxilla doesnt seem to be much forward. I struggled a lot putting my tongue onto the roof of my mouth especially on the right side. My face is quite asymetrical which i believe is the consequence of my right part of the tongue being much weaker? I think about 2 Months ago i figured out how to correctly place my tongue and since then i am 24/7 pushing hard on to my palate. I manage to place the posterior part of my tongue on the roof almost all day. I really feel the force on my cheekbones and i am quite optimistic that i will see even greater changes in the future. What really bothers me is that the right side of my palate seems to be much more narrow than the left one (my left side is bigger and has better cheekbones). And the last tooth of my rightside is not able to touch the bottom tooth when i bite down which i think is the consequence of my back part of my tongue resting between them in the past. Do you think that i can correct this kind of open bite only with tongue posture? and how can i expand the rightside of my palate more than the other side? or do you think i will need a palate expander?
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For research and dissemination I will be collecting in this community the adult expansion, cranial adjustment, NCR, and face-pulling results. I implore our community users to keep accurate records for themselves and others; these can include dental/palate impressions, before/after pictures, X-Rays and 3D scans.
The purpose of this collection is for use as evidence for theories proposed here. This collection will only be re-posted on this community and will not be submitted anywhere else.
For those looking into expansion and movement in the near future, please consider keeping records for your own sake and for others. Pictures of dental impressions alone can be very helpful.
If you have successfully completed any expansion/movement of facial bones and have any of the above records, please submit them to the community with your personal story of what you did and what the results were (use multiple posts if necessary). Palate expansion, Maxilla movement up and forward, development of the orbital rims, zygomatic, and mandible / jawline are of specific interest. Please ensure that pictures are taken with the same angle, distance, and lighting: This will allow the community to see sharper jawline, higher cheekbones, decrease in dark circles under eyes, changes in nose shape, a more oval face, and improved symmetry.
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