The Cause and Cure of Malocclusion by Prof. John Mew (Revised edition)

New book by John Mew

There is little consensus amongst orthodontists on either the cause or cure of malocclusion. Despite this a relatively uniform type of treatment has developed in many parts of the world, involving the extraction of some teeth, followed by fixed mechanics to align the remainder. This mix has some unfortunate side-effects and a tendency to relapse in the long-term. It has also been severely criticized by world-renowned scientists, such as Lisle Johnston, because it is “At bottom largely an empirical process that is little influenced by theory inferred from any of the life sciences”.

In 1981 and 2004 Professor Mew published a new hypothesis for the aetiology of malocclusion suggesting it was primarily due to increased vertical growth precipitated by current life styles and can be cured by correcting oral posture. If this hypothesis is correct, and it has never been seriously challenged on scientific grounds, then it calls in to question the basis on which most orthodox treatment is conducted. Despite this a relatively uniform type of treatment has developed in many parts of the world, involving the extraction of some teeth, followed by fixed mechanics to align the remainder. This mix has some unfortunate side-effects and a tendency to relapse in the long-term.

There is clear evidence to show that most current treatment increases vertical growth and that vertical growth damages facial appearance. This is probably the single greatest concern within orthodontics and so far no method has been able to demonstrate an effective long-term solution. To overcome this problem Mew developed Orthotropics® an entirely new concept of treatment using simple appliances to take the maxilla forward and then training the patient to correct their oral posture and muscle tone so that the teeth can align themselves.

Recent scientific research has provided powerful evidence that Orthotropics® is currently the only method that can convert vertical to horizontal growth, obtain long term dental stability and gain the greatest improvement in facial appearance. This provides an interesting opportunity for many paediatric and general dentists who could provide this treatment for 5 to 8 year children.

 

Chapter 4 – Reading The Face

Available to download for FREE

The Influence of the Soft Tissues on Facial and Occlusal Characteristics.

Chapter four of The Cause and Cure of Malocclusion is available to read on online.


The Cause and Cure of Malocclusion By Prof. John Mew
Hard Back – the whole book (cause and cure) – 2ND EDITION WITH LOTS OF REVISIONS

The whole book consisting of 13 chapters is available to purchase as a hard back book. The book describes the cause and cure of Malocclusion and is illustrated throughout with many full colour pictures and diagrams.
The hard back book is available from the link below for £140.00 +P&P
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The Cause and Cure of Malocclusion By Prof. John Mew

Spanish edition available in paperback

 
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Cause & Cure of Malocclusion is now available in Polish – follow the link below to make a purchase

https://ortotropia.pl/zamow-ksiazke/

The Suppression of Orthotropics by Prof. John Mew

This hardback book gives a short history of the development of Orthotropics with a background of the orthodontic views and attitudes at the time. It also demonstrates with specific extracts the suppression of Orthotropics itself and those who have attempted to promote it.

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Sleep with Buteyko

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Shut Your Mouth

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Myo Munchee

An amazingly simple tool that helps keep their oral health on track!

Myo Munchee
The classic Myo Munchie is a non-toxic silicone moulded oral orthotic device. Can be used passively at night or during the daytime and/or for active chewing (10 mins per day is recommended). The Myo Munchee works for both children over 5 through to adult.

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Need help choosing a size? View the sizing guide.

Age Body type CANINE WIDTH (pointy tooth, tip to tip) MUNCHEE WIDTH BEST MUNCHEE
18 months – 4 years Not applicable. N/A N/A Mini Munchee
4 – 8 years Small to medium build. 30 – 35 mm 40 mm + handle Mini Munchee – Small + Handle (S)
4 – 8 years Small to medium build. 30 – 35 mm 40 mm Munchee Chew – Small (S)
9 years – Adult Youth with 12 year molars, up to an adult female. 30 – 35 mm 45 mm Munchee Chew – Medium (M)
14 years – Adult Large teen males, adult males & females with broad skeletal structure. 40 – 45 mm 50 mm Munchee Chew – Large (L)

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Myo Mini

“Mini” Munchee Range: Extra Small & Small

Great for:

Pacifier replacement
Oral hygiene
Facial development
Myofunctional therapy
Swallow training
Reduce open bite / tongue thrust
Downs Syndrome therapy adjunct
Swallow training
Dental hygiene
Easy myofunctional therapy

Extra Small: Ages 2+ years

The Mini Munchee in Extra Small is for the smallest children in your family – featuring a handle that provides comfort and security to the most mini members of the team. Don’t need the handle? Simply cut it off!

A Mini Munchee: For Mighty Results

Mini Munchee is safe, non-toxic and comfortable – made of medical-grade silicone with a handle that makes it easy and stable for very small children to use.

Soft and snug, Mini Munchee gives the little ones a head start to healthy habits through the natural action of chewing.

Children in this age group can use Munchee passively or chew it actively. Munchee was envisioned to be chewed while being read to, incorporating its use into a fun and relaxing pastime.

Small: Ages 5+ years

Sized for the younger members of your family, Mini Munchee in Small is a fantastic addition to any child’s health regimen – featuring a handle that provides security and comfort to children. The Mini Munchee Small is the same size as the Munchee Chew in Small, the only difference is the added handle. If/when your child no longer wants to use the handle, simply cut it off.

Small Bites, Big Impact: Munchee for Little Children

Munchee is an oral orthotic device that’s easy to use. Younger kids are able to quickly integrate it into their day-to-day routine.

It is as effective as it is elegant in its simplicity: just chew!

Munchee can be used passively or actively during the day. We recommend using it actively throughout the day for up to 10 minutes. Try to chew multiple times per day to reach the 10 minute goal – increase the time as you become more comfortable!

What’s included?

Medical-grade silicone Munchee sized for small children ages 2 to 6.
Multiple small interior prongs stimulate the gums.
Mini Munchee comes with a handle that can be removed with scissors.

Please note: Your Munchee will be posted from the UK. For international orders expect delivery within 7-14 days. Any customs or other charges are the responsibility of the purchaser and not included in the purchase price.

Need help choosing a size? View the sizing guide.

AgeBody typeCANINE WIDTH (pointy tooth, tip to tip)MUNCHEE WIDTHBEST MUNCHEE

18 months – 4 years Not applicable. N/A N/A Mini Munchee
4 – 8 years Small to medium build. 30 – 35 mm 40 mm + handle Mini Munchee – Small + Handle (S)
4 – 8 years Small to medium build. 30 – 35 mm 40 mm Munchee Chew – Small (S)
9 years – Adult Youth with 12 year molars, up to an adult female. 30 – 35 mm 45 mm Munchee Chew – Medium (M)
14 years – Adult Large teen males, adult males & females with broad skeletal structure. 40 – 45 mm 50 mm Munchee Chew – Large (L)

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The Mew Indicator Ruler

The Mew Indicator Ruler in stainless steel for measuring the position of the maxilla.

£16.00. each including postage (If within the EU).

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Dial Calliper

Wiha 27082 Series 4112 Digi Max Analogue Calliper, Reading 0.01mm

About this item

  • Instrument type: Dial calliper
  • Measuring range max: 150 mm
  • Graduations: 0.1 mm

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