At the present, there is no scientific evidence to support a
correlation between occlusal and postural problems from either a functional or
Therefore, there is even less evidence for a cause-effect relationship.
This does not exclude the opportunity to study with a rigorous and meticolous
scientific protocol the problem of the relationship between occlusion and
posture, both in healty subjects and in patients.
In the light of the objective, scientific knowledge, reversible
or irreversible occlusal therapies are not justified for the treatment of
Conversely, physical and rehabilitative therapies are also not justified for the
treatment of occlusal problems.
GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCH
It is therefore appropriate to direct research specifically
towards the study of the correlations between occlusion and posture rather than
towards the study of the singol aspects.
It is necessary to search for clinically relevant effects through correct
research protocols that apply sustained changes.
European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders
Società Italiana di Ortodonzia
Società Italiana di Medicina Fisica e Riabilitativa