A Surprising Outcome of Orthodontic Treatment: Physical Ailments Reversed

LaGrange, IL – As the experienced team at Battistoni and Beam Orthodontics will tell you; there are a myriad of benefits to orthodontic procedures. Those who undergo treatment are certain to end up with straighter teeth, a more evenly aligned bite, and a beautiful smile. Research shows that a person’s smile is one of the first things that others notice, often leaving a lasting impression. This alone is reason enough for the time and effort it takes to have braces!

But studies seem to show there are other benefits as well.

The Miracles of Modern Science

Recently, academic investigators have conducted multiple analyses on the connection between posture and improper bites, or malocclusion. The problem originates in the nervous system where two nerves intended to influence each other can be found to be working at cross-purposes. This leaves the individual with troubled posture and an uncomfortable bite all at the same time.

Often those suffering from poor posture will find relief when the jaw has been readjusted to a ‘neutral’ position.

Proof That Posture and Malocclusion Are Related

Several studies demonstrate that there is a clear association between an individual’s posture and his tooth placement, in addition to related mouth issues. For example, a 1998 study looked at the posture and overcrowding of teeth in approximately one hundred children between the ages of 7 and 13. The physicians published the findings of their study in a peer-reviewed journal. The most important outcome of this research was a reconfirmation of the connection between the development of the mouth and the individual’s posture.

Malocclusion and Other Physical Ailments

It is interesting to note there are a number of other physical ailments linked to improper bites, which are treatable through orthodontics. For instance, there is ample evidence to confirm that temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be alleviated with proper bite alignment via braces.

In the end, without orthodontic treatment, a person can face a variety of dental issues as well. This may include everything from protruding teeth to improper functioning of the mouth while eating. Gum disease and other forms of trauma may be the final outcome of forgoing bite and orthodontic treatment.

Battistoni and Beam is your affordable orthodontics option if you live near LaGrange or Oak Park. To meet with the orthodontists or their outstanding team, schedule a free consultation today!

About Us: La Grange Park orthodontists Drs. William Beam and Richard Battistoni are board-certified by the American Association of Orthodontics, together offering over forty years of experience in the field.

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