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This thread is to discuss things patients can do to get the most out of AGGA. I have a lot of experience with this device and I have some knowledge of its pros and cons. The following are reflections and questions from my ongoing experience - from discussions with dentists and assistants who have openly described the successes and drawbacks of this device. Apologies that this post resembles an earlier post in another thread. The following points are all intended to be open for debate and discussion.
Key outcomes of AGGA:
Outcomes of Controlled Arch (following AGGA):
Do's and don'ts:
Also, it has to be said - what are we measuring? I have seen people describe all kinds of measurements but not the main one! The main measurement of the success or failure of AGGA, in my opinion, is the change in the nose-to-teeth “indicator line” measurement.
I also see a strong correlation between yoga and mewing.
Apart from the obvious:
- Nasal breathing all the time
- Many asanas tuck the chin and stretch the neck (e.g. shoulder-stand)
- Also, you smile in some poses, similar to the "cheesy smile swallow" spoken about by Mike Mew. When you do cobra or many reverse back bends, you are asked to smile and breathe in the pose.