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[Sticky] Mike Mew Q&A Response Video!
Thank you everyone on the forum for participating, we may be doing this again periodically!
This thread is for further discussion of what is discussed in the video
Thanks TGW for making this and thanks to Dr. Mike Mew for answering our questions.
Going back to the answers Dr. Mew provided to my questions it's clear the hybrid appliance combines two functions (expansion and training) in one appliance whereas the biobloc is specific to one function. I guess that is why there are several stages. Probably the first one is for expansion, the second for training, and so on. With the hybrid appliance however, there is less purpose for the biobloc. And as he said he will be changing their names soon.
The discussion on the ALF vs Damon Braces was interesting. The one thing that caught my attention was Dr. Mew describing the forward expansion possible with the ALF. It seemed from his hand gestures that he was mimicking changes to front teeth angulation. Is that possible with ALF? Is it like teeth tipping forward because they can't move forward anymore?
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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.
If you wish to share anonymously, please send me a personal message and we will arrange an anonymous transfer. If you do not have any records to share, your personal experience is also very valuable. Please tell us what you have done and what the results were.
Your input could help many, many people