We Take The Whole Body Into Account
Our holistic approach to orthodontics provides for comprehensive diagnostics.
In addition to the chewing organ, other parts of the body, stress fields and overall aspects are also included in diagnostics. Among other things, the following aspects are important in adult treatment:
Grinding and Pressing
Grinding usually takes place unconsciously or while sleeping. Common causes are stress or tooth misalignments. You can see characteristic tooth abrasion, which leads to premature wear of your teeth. In extreme cases, you may have cramped chewing muscles and correspondingly painful tensions of the facial and neck muscles as well as tinnitus or dizziness.
Pressing the teeth leads to similar symptoms as grinding, although the premature wear of the teeth is much less pronounced. The muscles, on the other hand, are more stressed than during grinding and can thus be permanently in an increased tension in unfavorable cases. Another common consequence of pressing is discomfort and pain of the jaw joints.
Position of the Cervical Spine, Skeletal Situation
A variety of physical ailments are due to changes in the cervical spine without recognizing the connection. he pelvis forms the basis of our spine. If there are shifts in the vertebral bodies or intervertebral disks due to accidents, a lateral displacement of the spine, a so-called functional scoliosis, can occur.
This condition has a similar effect to unequally long legs and leads to changes in the entire leg, knee and spinal statics. A few years later, the first follow-up symptoms may occur: pain in the neck, shoulder-arm syndrome, intervertebral disc problems, hip and knee discomfort, tinnitus, CMD, etc.
The chewing muscles are one of the strongest muscle groups in the body. Incorrect loads during chewing, for example due to tooth misalignments, can also affect the cervical spine and the skeletal situation over time. See also: jaw joint therapy.
Conversely, a misalignment of the cervical spine can also be the cause of orthodontic ailment in the long term. Orthopedic and orthodontic problems can therefore cause each other. They are therefore equally taken into account in the orthodontic treatment and, if necessary, treated in cooperation with orthopedists and physiotherapists.