THE IMPACT OF POSTURAL CHANGES ON DENTAL OCCLUSION

  • Naif A Bindayel BDS, MS, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Head, Occlusion, Muscles, Posture

Abstract

Body and head posture have been areas of intense research over the last decade. Significant relationships between postural changes and craniomandibular phenomenon are well proven. This paper focuses on the impact of postural changes (head and body) on dental occlusion, function, growth and development. Many theories have attempted to explain the nature of such relationship. These theories are discussed in this paper, and its impacts on different dental and craniocervical aspects are outlined. Despite scientific evidence presented in the literature, postural changes are usually overlooked in clinical practices. An overview on this topic is important to enable clinicians to provide more precise clinical assessment and management.

Author Biography

Naif A Bindayel, BDS, MS, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence:
Dr Naif Bindayel, PO Box 60169, Riyadh 11545, Saudi Arabia
Email: nbindayel@ksu.edu.sa Phone: +966 11 4673591 (Office)
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Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Bindayel, N. (2017). THE IMPACT OF POSTURAL CHANGES ON DENTAL OCCLUSION. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 37(4), 583-588. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/21