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What happens to lower jaw/mandible?  

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As far as I understand orthotropics, the central problem generally is a shrunken/recessed maxilla, and mewing and/or appliances serve to correct this. What happens to the lower jaw though, assuming the maxilla expands according to plan? Will the mandible on a face with significant dystrophy be physically warped or smaller than a normally developed one, or is it usually the same size/shape and can just slide up into position now that there's room for it? As it's a single bone, there isn't any possibility to expand it without surgery, right? If a person were to correct most of the maxilla problem would there be residual problems with the development of the lower jaw, and are they fixable or not really?

This topic was modified 4 months ago 2 times by the_fedora_tippler
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Posted : 25/06/2019 8:47 pm
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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.

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