Sir, I read the article Craniofacial dystrophy. A possible syndrome? by M. Mew (BDJ 2014; 216: 555–558) with interest in the hope that the orthotropic fraternity could provide us with something new.

Unfortunately, like all other articles on orthotropics, the article is based on conjecture with references 'cherry-picked' to support some now historical theories of the aetiology of malocclusion. Furthermore, no scientific evidence is provided as to how orthotropics could resolve any of the 'symptoms' mentioned in the article whilst the text contains much to worry current and former orthodontic patients and parents.

When will the orthotropics proponents provide some scientific evidence for their claims?

1. Dundee