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Dr. Mew, first of all you are doing great work despite all the pushback from the mainstream orthodontics community; you have many supporters. In regards to the mewing technique, I understand the physical mechanisms that take place to cause upward/forward maxillary growth and mandibular upswing, but you have said before that an increase in ramus length also accompanies this. What is the actual mechanism/forces that causes the ramus to increase in length in conjunction with these other changes?
Also does the growth associated with mewing happen mainly through sutural growth or through general skeletal remodeling?
Thank you for your helpfulness and hard work. Nice to see that also normal people like us can have a role.
I've seen every single video of Mike but I could not find the answer, this is why I'am asking here.
(This is the question for Mike that I had already asked)
If the face grows vertically, does the maxilla get longer? Does the nose get longer as well as a consequence?
It would be interesting to know if the maxilla really gets longer and if as a consequence there are some anatomical reasons which demonstrate that the nose gets longer as well.
If the face has grown vertically and the maxilla is back and down, is it possible that the nose is longer than how it should be?
Maybe if the maxilla gets longer there is also a change in the shape/length of the nasal cavity which brings the nasal bone and the nasal cartilage to develop in a certain way.
Mike uses often this picture to talk about upswing and downswing and you can see that the nose has a different shape/length because of maxilla's position but he doesn't speak about that.
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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.
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