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John Mew’s Lecture Part 11 – Changing Facial Aesthetics

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Orthotropics 11. Changing Facial Aesthetics Precis. Orthodontists naturally focus on the teeth while most orthotropists think the face is more important. Most fixed appliances tend to retract the face while orthotropics moves it forward. Some illustrations are shown of different forms of treatment. Lecture 11.This is the principal objective of Facial Orthotropics. I think I […]

John Mew’s Lectures Part 9: Early Posture

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At birth all babies are obligate nasal breathers. This is because it would be fatal for them in the womb if they inhaled amniotic fluid. However many of them subsequently develop short or long-term nasal obstruction and are forced to breathe through their mouth.  For some this is temporary, but for others it develops into […]

John Mew’s Lectures 8 – The Stage 1

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My father taught me the advantages of maxillary expansion which in his day was routine for 5 year olds unless they could place a 2mm coin between each front tooth, but when I graduated 30 years later, I was taught not to expand as it always relapsed. However the research of Skieller in 1964, using […]

John Mew’s Lectures 7 – Informed Consent

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As you all know, every patient attending for treatment should be informed about both the advantages and disadvantages of every treatment. This is not as easy as it sounds and we must be careful not to pass our own convictions on to patients without mentioning any drawbacks. For instance almost all orthodontics these days is […]

John Mew’s Lectures 6 – Diagnosis

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Precis.  Diagnosis for orthotropics is very different from orthodontics. You are measuring the shape of the face and deciding what has caused any unattractive features. An orthotropist needs to learn how to recognise poor development and decide on the best way to correct it which is almost always to encourage forward growth of the Maxilla […]