BOOK: The Cause and Cure of Malocclusion - Prof John Mew

The Cause and Cure of Malocclusion. New book by John Mew
There is little consensus amongst orthodontists on either the cause or cure of malocclusion.

Despite this a relatively uniform type of treatment has developed in many parts of the world, involving the extraction of some teeth, followed by fixed mechanics to align the remainder. This mix has some unfortunate side-effects and a tendency to relapse in the long-term. It has also been severely criticized by world-renowned scientists, such as Lisle Johnston, because it is “At bottom largely an empirical process that is little influenced by theory inferred from any of the life sciences”.