Improper body posture at early ages or abnormalities in the skull base may cause malocclusions and dentofacial anomalies in the patients. Those may be caused for bad habits as respiratory problems, bad body posture habits, baso-cranial anomalies, malocclusions and aesthetic alterations.
These diseases cause changes in the growth and development of the jaws and change the position of the cervical spine as an adaptation, provoking craniocervical ante-position or craniocervical lateral flexion. With many consequences for the general health of the body. The last consequence is the damage or loss of the dentition
As therapists, we need to focus our interest on helping to improve breathing, the right position of the head with respect to the body and the cranio-masticatory system, and a good and functional occlusion at the moment of the prosthetic treatment because the occlusion plays a very important role in the permeability of airways, and in the right position of the head and of the spine.
First, we must make a good diagnosis, through the suite of software that is used in the Orthokinetic Philosophy and all instruments such as craniometric analyzers from which you can determinate and measure the facial asymmetries and design the anatomical and functional goals, which are going to compensate all these asymmetries through the new teeth. The new occlusion places the jaw in a therapeutic position, where the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) plays a crucial role because the TMJ is a mechanical and neural centre of the body. As a result, we see the improvements in breathing and the change of the position of the cervical spine improving the posture, masticatory efficacy and aesthetic results for the face and for the smile. We´ll share a new paradigm in diagnostic and treatment planning.