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Your Bite and Your Body

Why is having the natural, most-balanced bite important?

Body Balance

Our human body is amazing at self-regulation and self-adjustment. If something goes wrong, it adjusts itself to compensate without us even being aware of it.

But when our body is constantly subjected to stress, the constant compensation made by our body parts will fatigue our body eventually, resulting in pain.

Unbalanced Body

Every part and every function of the human body is intimately and intrinsically associated with one another. When one function isn’t performing properly, it hinders all the rest.  There is a close relationship between your bite and the posture of your head and that of your entire body. An improper bite will lead to muscle imbalance. When your teeth are misaligned, they cannot provide enough muscle support in your face needed for chewing and swallowing. These muscles are then forced into a strained position which translates in discomfort throughout the face, head, arms, shoulders and back.

If you have a bad bite or if you jaws don’t close properly, the teeth in the bite would not be meeting as perfectly as they did before. The muscles would have to adjust and shift the jaw to avoid the interference causing damage to the joints and postural changes.

These shifts, adjustments and compensations are required to bring the teeth together but they put strain on the muscles which over a longer term can result in strain, pain and damage further aggravating the situation.

If you are missing teeth, this postural strain becomes an even greater issue. Then, the muscles of your back and your neck – which in effect are your spine and its alignment – shift positions to compensate the unbalanced jaw, resulting in tension to your jaw joints, shoulder and neck muscles, temporal muscles (headaches) and even your hips.

Unbalanced Bite

Re-establishing the Harmony in Your Body

Gneuromuscular Dentistry is based on establishing a balance between the muscles of the head and neck, the temporomandibular joints, and the teeth. The basic principles of Gneuromuscular Dentistry state that a “good - balanced” bite is achieved when the muscles of the face, jaw and neck are allowed to be at their most efficient state, which is a restful state.

When that happens, there is an immediate improvement in your posture, your airway, your resting muscle activity, and your range of motion, flexibility, balance and strength. You can exert more power, improve your stamina, exhibit more concentration and mental awareness and overall, feel healthier, more exuberant and alive.

TENS Orthotic Device - Optimised Bite

What is an "Orthotic Device"?

An orthotic device (orthosis) is a custom-made appliance fabricated of plastic that can be worn over the teeth to maintain a natural, most-balanced bite that is derived Gneuromuscularly by specially trained doctors. The process of deriving the natural bite position will be aided by advanced technologies; it is a relaxing and non-invasive process. Although nothing is done to permanently alter your teeth or your bite, by wearing this special guard custom-made for your teeth for a prescribed period of time your jaw and neck muscles will be relaxed, freeing you from the head, muscle, neck pain and teeth sensitivities caused by grinding, clenching and TMJ disorder.

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