Introduction to AGGA
The structure of your jaws plays a huge role in the health of your entire body. Unfortunately, we live in a time when abnormalities in the structure of the face and jaws have become common. The contribution of poor facial structure to some of our society’s most common illnesses is perhaps the most misunderstood and underreported topic in all of medicine.
One reason for this is that it is not immediately obvious how the jaws can impact the entire body, but actually, it is quite straightforward: jaw issues mean airway issues.
Your throat houses your windpipe, and jaws that are too small and too set back may obstruct your airway and hinder your ability to breath.
The most sinister manifestation of this obstructed breathing is the silent killer OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). Of course, there is a long list of deadly and handicapping conditions that result from OSA which are well-studied and universally acknowledged by all health professionals.
Other health problems result indirectly from underdeveloped jaws. Chronic migraines are an excellent example of this. What is known as a chronic migraine oftentimes is actually a tension headache.
Breathing requires airways to be open freely. When airways are narrowed, muscles that control the position of the jaws and muscles that control the opening of the throat must contract more to reposition the jaws and keep the throat more open. Muscles working overtime leads to muscle fatigue which leads to muscle soreness which leads to pain. Most headaches are tension headaches, not classical migraines.
How so? As mentioned earlier, small jaws mean a small airway, and it has been shown that patients with obstructed breathing tend to adopt a compressed neck posture as a way of opening that airway. This chin-forward, compressed neck posture does improve breathing, but at the expense of the muscles, nerves and other structures at the back of the neck.
Over time, compressed neck posture results in an accumulation of nerve damage in the neck and scalp. Eventually, this nerve damage results in a terribly painful condition called occipital neuralgia which is routinely misdiagnosed as chronic migraines.
Occipital neuralgia misdiagnosed as chronic migraines is just one example of an illness whose root cause can be traced back to the jaws. There are many others, and they include:
- movement disorders
- behavior disorders
- sleep disorders
How can AGGA help?
If the jaws are too small, can we grow them bigger? Is there a way to grow the jaws three-dimensionally so that the airway can be opened and normal, healthy breathing can occur? Can the entire cranium be remodeled for optimum function?
For a long time, the answer to this question was, frustratingly, “only with surgery.” Highly invasive surgical procedures were needed to achieve significant forward growth of the jaws. This was especially true for adults. And even now surgery is sometimes necessary.
But with AGGA, remodeling of the jaws forward can be achieved non-surgically.
My Own AGGA Results