Biobloc Orthotropics

Biobloc Orthotropics

ORTHOTROPICS was developed in 1966 to guide the forward growth of the upper and lower jaws and comes from the Greek words Orthos (Straight or Correct) and Tropos (growth). Originator, Dr. John Mew, noticed a common pattern between crooked teeth and poor upper jaw bone development. Dr. Mew identifies this as a biological problem associated to cultural evolution as modern man started living indoors, cook frequently using utensils, gained blocked noses from allergies and changed infant feeding methods, less time breast feeding and introduced of soft weaning foods. According to Dr. Mew, the soft food weakened our jaw muscles, the indoor living encouraged allergies while early weaning created abnormal tongue habits and Orthotropists believe that these distort the jaws and teeth.