Researchers Determine Malocclusion Negatively Affects Posture and Balance
There has been rising medical interest in correcting teeth that do not touch perfectly in order to prevent problems such as jaw pain, headaches and sleep disorders. Two studies carried out by the University of Barcelona and University of Innsbruck have concluded that dental occlusion is also related to the control of posture and balance.
Both studies provide convincing data that shows postural control is improved– both in static and dynamic equilibrium that worsen the body’s instability, thus decreasing postural control and increasing the risk of falls . This relationship in athletes can play a crucial role in how well they perform as well […]