The positions determined by the bite and closure of our teeth also affect our skeletal system. In our ideal dental bite, our upper jaw is slightly ahead, our lower jaw is just below our upper teeth and our lower jaw is in direct contact with our upper jaw.
Our skeletal system is the most important element that determines our posture. The closure of our teeth affects the appearance of our face. If we have a unilateral tooth deficiency, there is automatically an asymmetry in our face. People actually feel and see this and say that my face is shifting to the right or my jaw is crooked.
WHY DOES OUR FACE LOOK CROOKED?
Because each tooth is used by a muscular system for the production process, that is, think like a machine, the muscles perform the chewing process by moving the tooth. The working muscle side is more prominent and the non-working muscle side is more sunken. This automatically affects the symmetry of the face. As a result of this effect, the jaw looks crooked or as if the face is shifting to one side. This asymmetry causes deep wrinkles and asymmetries as the age progresses, especially after the age of 35, that is, with the passing of the age related to the replacement of our collagen structure. If a person has an asymmetrical face, he/she should definitely review his/her dental structure.
DO PEOPLE WITH ASYMMETRICAL FACIAL STRUCTURE ALSO HAVE ASYMMETRY IN THE HEAD, NECK AND WAIST REGIONS?
It is possible to understand and detect this with an X-ray examination and hand examination. Nowadays, since it is understood that the body structure can be shaped with sports and sports, especially posture disorders are seen as a disorder that needs to be solved by the person.
For this reason, it is necessary to know that this discomfort that needs to be treated can be regulated by reviewing and resolving the entire skeletal system. In other words, this problem should also be addressed with a dentist.
IS OUR SKELETON ALSO BENT IN THE ABSENCE OF A SINGLE TOOTH?
When there is a unilateral tooth deficiency, the contribution of chewing to the body will disappear when chewing is not done with the area where that tooth is located.
Namely, the contact of the teeth with each other during chewing sends an impulse to the brain. And as a result of this impulse, for example, when chewing on the right side, this lobe of the brain works, while chewing on the left side, this lobe works in the same way.
During this work, there is a balance between the right brain and the left brain, so when we chew on both sides, if the contact of our teeth is in the ideal position, a balanced impulse is sent to our brain.
One-sided chewing is an element that disrupts this balance. MANY PHYSIOTHERAPISTS are now identifying and solving this problem.
For this reason, the position of the teeth with each other is not always an aesthetic problem, but also a skeletal problem that concerns posture. And in this sense, if there is a skeletal problem, it should be handled holistically.
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