There are some communities of clinical practitioners claiming that, based on their anecdotic experience, there is a relationship between dental occlusion and body posture, not to say temporomandibular disorders. Those theories may be fascinating for the poor patients who search for pain relief, but they are scientifically unfounded and expose patients to unnecessary overtreatments that, in an era of evidence- and ethics- based medicine, are not acceptable.
- Role of dental occlusion and body posture. Is there a relationship between them?
- Should the treatment be based on the theory of the connection between dentistry and body position?
- Are there clinically important relationships between dentistry and body?