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RE: Upward tongue pressure makes high arch worse?

I consulted with an ortho who wanted to fit me with a FAGGA appliance. I wouldn’t do any appliance unless I first established that the ortho really r…

4 years ago
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RE: Upward tongue pressure makes high arch worse?

@darkindigo: Agree that Mew should put in more disclaimers. I think he describes the problem well, but is maybe too insistent that his correction me…

4 years ago
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RE: Upward tongue pressure makes high arch worse?

@sinned: I dont know that my technique is the problem. I think it’s more to do with anatomical particulars. The irony is that we cannot see what we…

4 years ago
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RE: Upward tongue pressure makes high arch worse?

I’ve already incorporated the basic mewing practices, but have also been hard mewing a bit there and there. As of a week ago, i have some pain in my …

4 years ago
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RE: Upward tongue pressure makes high arch worse?

Hmm, it all seems rather speculative. Most of the experts say tongue moves bone. Did you create that GIF? In the interest of first do no harm, I’m…

4 years ago
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RE: septal bone spur + deviated septum = craniofacial meltdown?

Met with the ENT. He said he’s never seen a deviated septum correct after maxilla/palate expansion therapy. But he did not elaborate, and did not se…

4 years ago
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RE: septal bone spur + deviated septum = craniofacial meltdown?

Steven Park on septoplasty: Complications are rare, but with any surgical procedure, there is a small chance of infection or bleeding. There is also a…

4 years ago
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RE: septal bone spur + deviated septum = craniofacial meltdown?

Anyone had a nasal endoscopy? ENT wants to do one as part of standard initial consult. I try to avoid MDs and their fixation with invasive procedure…

4 years ago
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RE: septal bone spur + deviated septum = craniofacial meltdown?

@ LastQuestion… thanks for the reply. I think the Ortho is more concerned about the bone spur, and in combination with the deviated setpum. The Ort…

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

Yes most practitioners latch on to a limited number of interventions. Re: braces vs RPE, not sure what you mean, as these have completely different ob…

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

You mean the ortho? He didnt recommend any exercises yet, but did suggest I read Oxygen Advantage (am reading it already, coincidentally). He also re…

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

So you think if pharyngeal airway is relatively spacious, palate expanders are not needed or are overkill? I have quite narrow palate, so would think…

4 years ago
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RE: septal bone spur + deviated septum = craniofacial meltdown

Seems like possible chicken and egg thing… did deviated septum contribute to CFD, or did CFD cause deviated septum. Sounds like the latter for you…

4 years ago
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RE: septal bone spur + deviated septum = craniofacial meltdown

Bit concerned as conventional MDs tend to be aggressive and like to do invasive things. Plus i have no leads on finding good ENTs, and the ortho is o…

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

Found out i have an MCA of 300mm. At least according to one orthodontist. But my nasal airway has problems.

4 years ago
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RE: What is now the TRUE correct way of mewing?

For me the main limiting factor in getting posterior third up to palate seems to be anatomical rather than postural. But then since I cannot see what…

4 years ago
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RE: What is now the TRUE correct way of mewing?

@Sclera: Yes I see no reason not to strive for good head posture, but just based on how hard mewing feels for me, my head would have to be in a prett…

4 years ago
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RE: What is now the TRUE correct way of mewing?

I’d think driving the tongue into the palate is going to have some beneficial effects even without ideal head posture.

4 years ago
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RE: proper tongue posture

I try to get as much of the back of the tongue up as I can, dunno how much is getting up there, nor whether I am doing it right. I have such a high f…

4 years ago
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RE: Tongue Strengthening Exercises

What’s wrong with rolling the tongue?

4 years ago
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RE: Vitamin k2

I eat a lot of grass fed ghee. Has a lot going for it… K, A, E, D, CLA, butyric acid.

4 years ago
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RE: Vitamin k2

Seems it is easy enough to get K2 from food or food-based supplements, and personally I dont like to screw with high dose isolates, which to me are de…

4 years ago
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RE: proper tongue posture

If I attach posterior third of tongue to hard palate, I cannot breathe either… thru mouth or nose. This is most apparent when I do a proper swallow…

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

Guilleminault also made an appearance at my pre-study consult. He handled me kind of like a lab specimen, and also said things that implied the study…

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

Re: MCA, i only received a CD with an .exe file, and no way to view it. Will ask my dentist’s office if they can open it and check MCA or other measu…

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

Lot of interesting ideas and musings. Will have to re-read. I agree that anatomy and clinical symptoms should be main thing, and lab testing should …

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

@darkindigo: I dont know my MCA. How did you get this? The dentist who ordered and interpreted my cone beam scan did not quantify my airway, she ju…

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

@ LastQuestion: Yes agree the system constrains docs. Still docs who work in that system both profit from it and perpetuate it. I’ve done a lot in t…

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

Re: Stanford, the sleep study itself was fine, but the docs added little or nothing of value. They showed little or no interest in getting to the bot…

4 years ago
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RE: Formal sleep studies… events less than 10 seconds

@LastQuestiom: Thanks for the reply. My study was done at Stanford and did include testing for UARS (my general doc did not order UARS monitoring, b…

4 years ago
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RE: Experience with DNA + FAGGA?

Aren’t both of those things true of most or all appliances that are tooth-anchored rather than bone-anchored? Saw in another thread some comments abo…

4 years ago
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RE: Experience with DNA + FAGGA?

I just consulted with a dentist in my area (San Jose, California) who recommended FAGGA for me. Should said DNA would be second best, as it’s bulkier…

4 years ago
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RE: Cool article: Jaw Health As It Relates to Overall Health

Just read article again. Isn’t this a very different approach from Mewing and other maxilla-driven approaches since it starts with putting the mandib…

4 years ago
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RE: Anyone have leads on how to find good orthodontist in US?

Mainly looking for someone to do comprehensive eval and suggest a plan. Assuming I need an appliance for palate expansion and maxilla redevelopment, …

4 years ago
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RE: Possibly new “holy grail” for moving the maxilla up and forwards?

Some of the people in the study have heinous gaps between upper front teeth post-expansion. Dumb question… will this be closed with traditional bra…

4 years ago
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RE: Anyone have leads on how to find good orthodontist in US?

Also, I dont understand how anyone can achieve a good overall result with Mewing and without an ortho. If I improved my skeletal occlusion substantia…

4 years ago
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RE: Cool article: Jaw Health As It Relates to Overall Health

Thanks, that is a good article. The orthodontist (Dwight Jennings) referenced in many of the links at the end of the article is about an hour from me…

4 years ago
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RE: Good foods to work your jaw?

Raw celery is a good suggestion (from one of the above threads). BTW, any thoughts on whether chewing tough foods or Falim/Mastic gum might worsen exi…

4 years ago
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RE: Quote from Futuremodels post blew my mind if this is factual it all makes sense.

I am the embodiment of chronic physiological stress. However I have never had issues with blood pressure or blood sugar.

4 years ago
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RE: To people who say their palate is too small to Mew

I have a deep palate, and getting the tongue up there is a struggle. Also I have mild tongue tie which seems to be another limiting factor.

4 years ago
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RE: Where does Mew talk about “hard mewing”?

Thanks that definitely helps. Will be interesting to see what he says about hard mewing.

4 years ago
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RE: Does mewing develop mandible?

I’m halfway thru the book “Six Foot Tiger, Three Foot Cage” by Felix Liao, and he seems to be suggesting that double arch appliances stimulate stem ce…

4 years ago
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RE: Does mewing develop mandible?

I have had same realization over past couple years, starting after reading the Weston Price book. Intellect, athletic performance, mental health, phy…

4 years ago
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RE: Does mewing develop mandible?

So is the consensus (if there is a consensus) of this group that Mewing, and associated postural corrections, should be considered the central method …

4 years ago
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RE: Does mewing develop mandible?

Apollo: Thanks, I did not consider that the mandible could just swing upward to align with an expanded maxilla, in terms of forward expansion. I tho…

4 years ago
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RE: Does mewing develop mandible?

ben, Thanks for the info. I read the Jamo thread. Nothing about the mandible specifically but lot of of great info nonetheless. The Occlivion thing…

4 years ago
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RE: Does mewing develop mandible?

But wouldn’t there need to be some direct action on the mandible to make this happen… whether from the tongue or an appliance?

4 years ago
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