NeuroCranial Restructuring® UK

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See how the old fashioned RPHG above rests on the chin and forehead. This puts backwards pressure on these bones as it attempts to pull the mid face and maxilla forward. This is counterproductive as the movement is in the wrong direction! Also these appliances had to be worn for 14 hours per day because they were ineffective compared to the FaceMAX used inconjunction with NCR®.

Consider the patient below that used the FaceMAX appliance inconjunction with NCR®. Notice how flat his cheekbones were on the left, how retruded his maxilla was, how pale his complexion was as his facial bones were jammed tight restricting blood flow and how he postured his head forward. All this was a result of faulty retractive orthodontics. He was suffering from chronic neck and low back pain and fatigue. See how his cheekbones have come out giving him more support for his eyes, how his eyes have rounded out and appear softer, how much broader his face is, how the colour as returned as his skull has been decompressed. He has moved closer to his "golden ratio". He is happier, with improved brain function, more attractive and no longer in pain. All this was achieved through NCR®, using the FaceMAX and reversal of extraction retraction orthodontics.

The FaceMAX appliance represents the next generation of "face pulling" appliances. It isn't anchored to the face or chin like old fashioned Reverse Pull Headgear (RPHG) nor does it pull downward like other devices. It is inherently stable, with adjustable height bars to attach the elastics to, so it can be precisely fitted to each individuals needs and its philosophy utilises the correct way to encourage bony movement and change in humans. The FaceMAX appliance is a remarkable adjunct to NCR® and is only available through certified NCR® therapists. The cost includes a full, precision fitting.

The FaceMAX appliance works best in conjunction with NCR®. As the facial bones are released and the facial sutures (joints) loosened through NCR®, the FaceMAX appliance can slowly bring the maxilla and the rest of the mid face forward into its correct anatomical position. Patients are advised to wear the appliance several times per day for no longer than 30 minutes. This is because excessive use will overstimulate the nervous system and cause the body to resist changes. In the case of the FaceMAX, less is more. We are utilising biologically active light forces to encourage movement and stimulate new bone growth, not brute force to pull the bones. Too much force stimulates fibrous tissue growth (not desired), the FaceMax stimulates special cells within the bone (osteoblasts) to lay down new bone tissue (highly desired). The appliance is attached by elastics to extra oral hooks on a removeable retainer in the mouth.

It is an unfortunate fact that most people living in modern, industrialised societies have malpositioned maxillas. They are too narrow, leading to crowding of the teeth and they are positioned too far back and down. They are retruded. This occurs because of a number of factors such as inadequate nutrition, over processing of foods, improper tongue posture and swallowing habits, lack of breastfeeding as infants and faulty retractive orthodontics. All of which are discussed in detail elsewhere on this site. Regardless of the cause, whether it be environmental or iatrogenic (doctor induced) the solution is to use the FaceMAX appliance in conjunction with NCR® to reposition the maxilla up and forward in the face. This not only improves the appearance of the face by giving a more prognathic (forward) maxilla but also brings the zygomatic bones (the cheekbones) out too giving fashionable high cheekbones and hollow cheeks. This also relieves maxillary sinus congestion, headaches, head pressure and forward head posture.


As the maxilla drops back and down the person tilts their head back to maintain adequate airway space. Because the eyes are no longer level with the horizon, the head is postured forward. This puts a large strain on the neck and back muscles as the spine must compensate for the forward head posture. This can be reversed using the FaceMAX and NCR®.


The importance of the position of the maxilla in relation to the rest of the face is hugely important in how we perceive a person's face and indeed their personality. Even cartoonists recognise the importance of maxillary positioning. Consider the two images below. Is the woman on the left beautiful or ugly? Is she a good person? Where is her maxilla? Is the man on the right handsome or not? Does he have good intentions or sinister ones? Where is his maxilla?



The facemax appliance


The FaceMAX is a revolutionary new appliance that aims to restore the anterior skull bones (the facial bones) to their correct anatomical position. Its name is an amalgamation of Facial Maximum or Facial Maxilla. The maxilla or upper jaw is considered to be the most important bone in the face. Its position relative to the rest of the face and skull determines how attractive a person's face is. It also houses the upper teeth and forms the base for a broad, wide, engaging smile.


Consider these two well known faces below, see how their maxillas are well positioned up and forward in their faces and how they have broad, wide smiles.