Does orthotropic therapy work for adults?
It is possible to influence facial form years after growth is complete?
This is the multimillion dollar question that we are asked repeatedly. Clearly the question is yes, but it is not easy. For example if someone has a stroke at 80 years old this will affect their bone structure on one side of the face, clearly this is exactly the opposite of what we are try to gain, but it demonstrate that change is possible at almost any age.
Combining orthotropics, the Mew Vector neckgear, MSE and general exercises to improve body posture, we are making good progress as Sara 29, (image above) illustrates. This research is time consuming, difficult and unprofitable. Currently we are looking for candidates who are;
- 35 or younger
- Physically and mentally fit and well.
- Minimal or no jaw joint issues
- Highly motivated
Gaining structural change, such as an upswing in facial form, is dependant to gaining change in your posture and function, we do not judge but ask you to prove to us that you are capable of this by gaining real change first. We ask at least half of the people attending consultations to go away and demonstrate that they can gain these changes on their own to qualify for treatment.
Please note that we do not cross subsidise consultations (as is standard in the industry), so they may seem expensive. We apologies in advance for anyone who attends and we decide that they are not suitable for treatment. Usually this is as they do not fulfil the criteria above.