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Will this fix my underbite?
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:03:32 pm »
Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum and I'm very glad I stumbled across it! Having an underbite that I can't afford to get "fixed," (I don't believe that's even the right word anymore) by an orthodontist, I stayed up till 1 last night reading every bit of information I could find about face pulling on the web, seeing it as maybe an opportunity to fix my teeth alignment naturally. To fill y'all in, I'm a sixteen year old guy who has had misaligned teeth or jaw problems caused by misaligned teeth ever since my adult teeth came in. I think my maxilla is the problem and not my mandible because when I actually try to get my teeth to fit together, my mandible gets pushed back, causing a weak chin when my jaw bone is by no means underdeveloped looking when it sits naturally in it's underbite position, if that makes sense. I already ordered a mouth guard off of Amazon to begin the pulling process (I've already done a little bit with my thumbs and can already feel a decrease in pressure in the joint area of my jaw), do you think I'll profit from face pulling so that my maxilla will move forwards? I pray that it does as this is my only hope left. I would do anything to have teeth that would fit together naturally again, it would honestly remove so much stress from my life. I can't hardly wait until my mouth guard gets here. Thanks in advance for any replies. :)

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Re: Will this fix my underbite?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 01:40:47 pm »
Just a heads up to everyone, my tablet auto-corrected the spelling of my username ::) so this is my new account.
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Re: Will this fix my underbite?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 03:57:56 pm »
Start with light forces. People have damaged their teeth with excessive facepulling. In the end, facepulling is only a surrogate for proper anatomical function. If you are able to maintain firm tongue posture, there should not be need to facepull at all.

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Re: Will this fix my underbite?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 08:23:06 pm »
Ok, thanks for the advice. Does proper tongue position against the roof of the mouth act like a pushing force against the maxilla, encouraging proper development? That might have been one of the causes of my problem because my tongue is usually resting on the bottom part of my mouth instead of the top palate.

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Re: Will this fix my underbite?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 05:53:40 am »
That's correct, and yes improper tongue posture during development is the root cause of most cases of teeth crowding, jaw recession and other similar problems. If tongue posture is a new concept to you, I suggest you check out Orthotropics -youtube channel for more details. In short, you have to cram as much of the tongue you can on the hard palate & soft palate with a force that is sufficient enough to keep your skull upright.

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Re: Will this fix my underbite?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 08:07:12 pm »
I'll definitely check that YouTube channel out. One more thing, do you think one pound of pressure is light enough to start pulling with?

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Re: Will this fix my underbite?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 06:16:20 am »
Definitely.