Types and frequency of body postures and dental malocclusions

Guadalupe Rosalía Capetillo-Hernández, Leticia Tiburcio-Morteo, Rosa Elena Ochoa-Martínez, Evelyn Guadalupe Torres-Capetillo
2020 Journal Health Education and Welfare  
The jaw is articulated with the skull through the temporomandibular joint. And the skull, in turn articulates with the spine (upper cervical). Important studies establish that up to 30-40 % of back pain can be caused or aggravated by dental malocclusion. Objective. To establish the types and frequency of body postures and dental malocclusions in the patients of the School of Dentistry in the period August-December 2019. Methodology. Transversal, descriptive and observational study. The sample
more » ... study. The sample was made up of a total of 50 patients between the ages of 19 and 70 who attended the Admission Clinic of the School of Dentistry. To which were carried out: verification of molar class, verification of midline deviation, verification of posterior crossbite, external lateral palpation of the TMJ, extraoral photographs, analysis of photographs. Contribution. It was found that there is a high frequency of one type of body posture and Angle Class I malocclusions, in patients from the School of Dentistry. In relation to malocclusions, Angle Class I predominated, as well as flattened posture, in Class II military posture and in Class III both flattened and military posture.
doi:10.35429/jehw.2020. fatcat:zduze772evfvhhlnxy4y7mdqme