Midface Deficiency Issues

In the last episode I explained how the underdeveloped midface can force the body to bring the head forward.

It was mentioned that this deficiency in the midface can came to surface as a flat or concave face, flat cheeks, and a short upper lip.

Today, I am going to signify some more issues which follow the midface deficiency.

The next signs are the tipped down nose and the nose hump.

When the top jaw cannot  grow forward enough, the distance between the teeth and nose tip enlarges.

As a result the nose base is pulled behind, and this left behind point pulls back the tip of the nose in turn.

Accordingly, the tip of the nose drops, and a hump appears in the middle of nose.

The next sign which is related to the last sign, is the increased angle between the nose and the top lip.

Due to the lip which is left behind from its proper position.

Look at these two pictures of a patient of mine, which show before and after the jaw development treatment.

The next exhibition, which is the result of the previously said signs, is a big nose.

On one hand, the checks have become flat and small, and on the other hand the tip of the nose has moved away from the top jaw.

As a result, the nose seems bigger which is a visual delusion, because the nose itself is not big, the adjacent parts are behind.

Another common sign is deep folds and wrinkles between the nose and the top lip which can cause the face to look older.

It is clear that if we can encourage the top jaw to grow, these wrinkles and folds will disappear or at least get shallower.

The next indicator of a deficient midface is the gummy smile in which a large thickness of gum is visible

I will explain gummy smile in more details in the “Mouth breathing” chapter.

Some of the other displays are:

  • Dark circles or swelling around eyes
  • Dry and cracked lips
  • Small nose nostrils
  • Double chin specially in younger people
  • In the extreme cases, downward slanting eyes

The good news is that almost every problem mentioned in these videos is treatable almost at any age.

Interestingly, in most cases when we treat midface underdevelopment, as positive side effects, we achieve obvious improvement in aesthetics as well.

The younger the patient is, the easier and the more predictable the treatment result will be.

Now, you may face a question in your mind:

You may believe that at some stage – for example at age 18 – the growth of the body stops.

Is it correct?

Provided that we define growth as getting longer, it is almost right.

However, the word growth is not limited to length.

When a bone break in an adult, it will heal, which means the bone has grown and filled between the two separated pieces.

Another example is the bony lumps on the jaw bones of the people who clench and press the teeth together.

These benign projections may grow at any age and usually are found in older people

These are two clear examples which show growth by its umbrella term definition, almost never stops.

In a nutshell, virtually at any age we can stimulate the bone to grow and achieve its genetic potential.

Bear in mind that any stable growth must pre-exist in our genetic plan.

Otherwise, if we pass the genetically limited  boundaries, it won’t be stable and we face relapse.

In these six videos, I focused on some problems the modern man is facing, the problems which modernity has made for the wise human during the past millenniums

Now, we have some information about the problems, so we can go to the next step.

In the next part, we will study the modern human infant.

To see how the modern infant development progresses, and how our mistakes can affect its maturity and future health.

In the next video, we will consider the swallowing and breathing reflexes and the maturity of these reflexes from the womb to the adulthood.

To find how we can help our children to grow and develop to normal size and function.

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