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Resin on molars of shorter side jaw to improve symmetry?
I know Starecta isn’t recommended, but this image really spoke to me because my jaw height is much greater on my right where the muscle tone is weaker (I’m working on that and the cheek muscles are already much more even) but also my teeth are much more worn down on my left where I’ve been doing all my chewing all my life. My palette is a good width already. Has anyone looked into building up the insufficient side of the molars with resin or something similar to make the height from the maxilla to mandible more even on both sides? It’s very noticeable on my face and my chin even points very strongly in one direction because it sits much lower on the right.
Wouldn’t Mike Mew’s few reservations about Starecta apply all the more to your suggestion? If this is your problem I don’t think you should write off Starecta as a tool. You don’t need to wear it all the time but use it as an adjunct to mewing. Give your skull a chance to feel what it is like to the straight again and feel even level pressure heading up from the molars into your cheeks. It costs very little to make a rectifier with a dental tray and some mouldable plastic. Check Mike Mew’s video on Starecta and how his objections are really face lengthening from permanent wear and the worry that the splint creates a need that would ultimately have to be solved by building up the teeth (a bit as you suggested)
Thanks for responding, I checked out the sources you recommended and definitely wouldn’t want to do anything extreme based on the things you pointed out. I tried clamping folded toilet paper (1 ply folded twice into a tight rectangle) btwn my molars on the worn side and it evened my bite and chin symmetry much more than I would have expected from such a small bit, so it’s something I will discuss with a dentist, I’d just be afraid of changing my bite too much and ending up with TMJ issues.
As you undergo correction in the near future, please consider keeping records for your own sake and for others. Pictures of dental impressions, scans, medical reports reports can be very helpful even with all personally identifying information blocked out.
Your input could help many, many people