We practice preventative orthodontics in order to improve the function, health and appearance of our patient’s faces.
The Orthotropic method strives to guide facial growth naturally through muscle strengthening exercises, posture improvement and non-intrusive, discrete orthotropic appliances. Our patients complete treatment with beautiful, permanently straight teeth. We have transformed the lives of countless children by improving the function, health and appearance of their faces.
Our mission is to provide the best orthotropic care possible through the continued research and review of our approach and practice. We aim to stay at the forefront of advancing methods, technologies and research and are committed to bringing the highest quality treatment to our patients and their families.
Head of the London School of Facial Orthotropics
After qualifying as a dentist in 1953, he studied Maxilo-facial surgery, before moving to orthodontics in 1965. He became president of the Southern Counties Branch of the British Dental Association in 1971. His surgical training at East Grinstead gave him the opportunity to study occlusal and TMD problems. He also observed the facial changes that followed the repositioning of its skeletal components. Through his further involvement in research, he noticed that many facial problems appeared to have environmental origins and, as a result, became very interested in early facial growth.
In 1958 Professor Mew put forward the ‘Tropic Premise’, which suggested that malocclusion was a ‘Postural Deformity’ and that irregular teeth were not necessarily inherited. He became concerned that the mechanics of orthodontic treatment could be harmful to facial growth, and over the subsequent 20 years developed the concept of facial ‘Growth Guidance’ [Orthotropics®] and the ‘Biobloc’ system of treatment. He has published numerous scientific papers and articles, written two textbooks and lectures regularly on the subject in the U.K. and abroad.
In 2010, Professor Mew was honored with two “Outstanding Achievement Awards” from the International Association of Orthodontists and the International Functional Association. He has been honored with lifetime membership to the British Dental Association and has also received a lifetime fellowship to the International College of Dentists—an honor bestowed upon dentists who have “made significant contributions to the profession.”
Clinical Director and Lecturer at the London School of Facial Orthotropics
Doctor Michael Mew qualified in the early 1990s as dentist at the Royal London Hospital. He later entered the renowned Orthodontic programme at Aarhus University in Denmark under the mentorship of Professor Birte Melsen. After several years in general practice, facial surgery and orthodontic training at the NHS, he qualified as an Orthodontist in the early 2000s. For the last 15 years, he has practiced alongside his father, Professor John Mew, to improve the Bioblock Orthotropic system. Doctor Mew continues to study the relationship between orthodontics, posture, ENT problems, snoring and sleep apnea. He is particularly interested in the Aetiology of Malocclusion and seeks to construct a broad based theory explaining its causes and cures. Doctor Mew has lectured extensively in the U.K. and abroad.
Doctor Morteza Fazeli Niaki (Kian)
Academic Director and Research Co-ordinator at the London School of Facial Orthotropics
Dr. Fazeli has obtained a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with highest honour from Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy in 2009. He has also completed a Clinical Ordinator Course in Prosthetic Dentistry at Ukrainian Medical Stomatological Academy in April 2010 and worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics in the department of Prosthetic Dentistry and Implantology of UMSA .He was a head of scientific circle at Normal Physiology Department and an active member of scientific circle at Microbiology and Surgical Dentistry Departments in UMSA. Dr. Fazeli has published over 45 papers in international scientific journals (such as “World of Medicine and Biology” and “Ukrainian Military Medicine”), conferences and 3 books (such as “Asymmetry in maxillofacial region: some theoretical and practical aspects.”)He has received many scientific awards including: a diploma for the best conference paper at the “New Technologies in Dentistry” scientific conference in Poltava- Ukraine, a bronze medal at the Biology Olympiad and a diploma for the best conference paper at the “Actual problems of Clinical and Theoretical Medicine” scientific conference in Poltava-Ukraine. Dr. Fazeli’s research interests mainly include orthotropic approach to facial growth guidance, prosthodontic and orthotropic treatment of TMJ problems, the aetiology of malocclusion, orofacial myology, myofunctional therapy and asymmetry in the maxillofacial region.
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