Craniofacial dysmorphism and malocclusion
Why is it not said that malocclusion is always secondary to a cranial problem that creates positioning asymmetries of dental arches and that correct intervention, as early as possible, can easily and definitively solve the problem?
Why is it when a paediatrician sends a young patient to the dentist or orthodontist in most cases they say it is too early for treatment and they must wait for the eruption of permanent teeth?
This was the case, for example, of little Alexander C. who had been advised not to intervene until adulthood and then undergo maxillofacial surgery. . .
His mother learned of the Montorsi Method and brought me the child for treatment. After just four months he already had changes which the pictures testify.
Is it also essential to know that before 12-13 years of age the base of the skull is not yet ossified and before age 13-14 the Fine Tonic Postural System has not yet completed the organization of its receptor systems, therefore the application of rigid or semi-rigid structures in the mouth of the young patients must be avoided.
So too should tooth extraction for orthodontic purposes be avoided as these tend to aggravate the elongation of the skull and face, flattened cheekbones, deep palate, prominent nose and the collapse of the already contracted arches.
Orthodontic treatments with extractions force the jaw to contract resulting in ogival dental arches – pointed arches like those of a rabbit – with consequent deterioration of the profile and reduced space for the tongue.
Orthodontic braces have the prerogative to utilize pre-shaped arches that create standard form and artificial arches (like the next three cases) and when associated with extra-oral traction generate forces that do not harmonize with either the skull or the jaw joints [mandibolar articulation], nor with muscle equilibrium, or with the Tonic Postural System.
Orthodontia that does not take into account all the problems described above, by mechanically straightening the teeth, subtracts compensation of the mouth by transferring the tension and torsion onto the spine and subsequently triggering compensatory scoliotic curves and bascule/cradled shoulders and pelvis with onset of an apparent short limb which unfortunately is often corrected by orthopaedics with harmful mechanical plantar and with even more damaging unilateral increases.
A study of scoliosis carried out on patients by Dr. Demauroy in 2000 showed that a large number of them (at least 60%) start right after the fitting of orthodontic appliances.
Is there an occlusal therapy alternative to orthodontics which is biologically compatible with the above?