Malocclusion and posture

The way we bite is something not often associated to the way we walk, stand and generally move. However, the jaw joint or TMJ as it is often referred to, is a very sensitive joint which when dysfunctional can cause interference with the postural reflexes and mechanisms. In consequence people who have abnormal occlusion may alter the way they stand and walk thereby stressing limbs and muscles excessively ultimately causing injury and pain. If this problem remains undiagnosed and untreated, it can lead to recurring pain and degeneration.

Research paper on Malocclusion and posture

malocclusion and posture