This report shows that posture is a directly connected to the correlation between skull and jaw and that if your teeth are not sufficiently extruded in a symmetric way, you will most probably run into postural problems such as scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis, asymmetries and musculoskeletal twists.
In the article “Body posture depends on teeth” we have already explained the scientific theory that explains the origin of postural bio-mechanism. We have therefore seen that the skull-mandibular correlation is at the origin of such bio-mechanism and that it determines the human body posture.
We have also understood that the positioning of the skull on the jaw depends on teeth, on their symmetrical extrusion, on their position. Finally we realized that if the occlusal plane is staggered or not symmetrical a wrong skull-mandibular correlation can affect the entire body posture.
To make it simpler, the skull literally lays on teeth and on the atlas vertebrae. Teeth become the arch-shaped scaffold that supports the skull.
However we have seen that this support is only temporary and you have it only during occlusion. During occlusion, by swallowing, the neuro-musculoskeletal skull-mandibular correlation passes on to the rest of the body.
In the previous article we concluded that the skull literally lays on three points:
1) first cervical vertebra (atlas)
2) right semi dental arch
3) left semi dental arch
Furthermore, dental morphology, i.e. teeth shape, explains and makes us understand the dual function of teeth that are not only used for chewing, but also to support the skull during occlusion.
From here you understand how the weight of the skull is distributed on the teeth. In fact, teeth are larger in the premolar and molar area because it is in that area that most of the skull weight will be discharged. Conversely, incisors are thinner because they do not have to hold up the skull and only have the function of cutting the food.
In fact the tooth which has to deal with the greatest load is exactly the largest: the first molar. It is no coincidence that on the upper and lower arches, molars are present in descending order: the first is larger than the second and the second is larger than the third. In fact, that’s the way that the weight of the skull is distributed.
The first molar together with the other molars and premolars, are responsible, in addition to grind food, for holding up the skull and prevents postural problems such as scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis.
So if the molars are not extruded enough the skull is no longer supported and tends to fall down squeezing the spine that is forced to be compressed in a small space. This compression causes an increase in kyphosis, lordosis and scoliosis resulting in the crushing of bones, nerves, organs, veins, arteries, cartilage etc. This crushing creates symptoms of all kinds and even chronic degenerative diseases.
As we wrote in the article “Body posture depends on teeth“, the interaction between teeth, occlusion, posture and symptoms, has always been more or less hypothesized during these years of work and experimentation in search for a treatment for various diseases. But no one had ever completely understood the exact relationship between teeth, posture and symptoms before because no one had ever managed to intervene in a clear and decisive way.
In this article we intend to finally show the empirical evidence that body posture depends on teeth. But before proceeding with this test, here are three scientific articles that will help us understand the current state of the studies.
Here are three scientific articles that demonstrate the interaction between occlusion, posture and symptoms:
1) the first article dates back to November 1983. In particular, it goes back to a research conducted by the Medical University of Santiago in Chile. 75 patients, 9 men 66 women between the ages of 13 and 53 years were chosen for this study.
2) The second article is a study on the relationship between teeth and posture of some rodents.
3) The third article analyzes the effectiveness of an occlusal splint to improve postural structure and sports performance.
Scientific article no. 1
Patients were divided into three groups:
Group 1: 25 patients with vertical height of 1 mm (3 men and 22 women between 13 and 52 years old)
Group 2: 25 patients with vertical height of 4,42 mm (4 men and 21 women between 15 and 52 years old)
Group 3: 25 patients with vertical height of 8,15 mm (2 men and 23 women between 15 and 53 years old)
Each person had to insert in the mouth a flat dental bite for 3 hours per day, for three weeks.
21 symptoms were studied in this period and each symptom was assessed on a scale of 0 to 3 (0:absent, 1:major improvement, 2:small improvement, 3:still present)
The symptomatology was monitored for 24h, 72h, 1 week, 2 weeks and 3 weeks after the bite.
This research wanted to verify if dental height may influence the resolution of issues such as bruxism and MPD syndrome.
Here is what was found:
The first interesting data is that just after 72 h groups 2 and 3, which had raised the bite significantly, had a reduction of the symptoms by 50%. Conversely, group 1 that had raised the bite of only 1 mm had to take a week to see the same degree of improvement.
Altogether groups 2 and 3 took much less time to reduce or resolve symptoms than patients in group 1.
It was also discovered that the height of the bite between 4 and 8 mm, not only didn’t involve an increase of work for the muscles of mastication, but resulted instead in a reduction of muscular activity. Basically, the dental height of groups 2 and 3 relaxed muscles rather than stressing them.
Groups 2 and 3 have had an improvement by over 70% of some important symptoms such as neck pain, clicking neck, headache, Tmj pain, Facial pain, Cranial pain, morning muscular fatigue, evening muscular fatigue, nocturnal muscular fatigue, Tinnitus, Dizziness, Inter positional habitsi.
Groups 2 and 3 have also had a major improvement of Mandibular deviation, right articular clicking, left articular clicking, restricted opening, hearing loss, diurnal bruxism, nocturnal bruxism.
So we can say that the tooth height has a direct influence on the underlying structures, such as the neck that has seen an improvement of symptoms by 70%.
Scientific article no.2
This study, conducted on mice, has demonstrated how by removing teeth to a group of mice the result is a change of the curvature of their spines. The conclusion of this study is that the alteration of the occlusion results in a change of the curves of the spines of the mice. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25046977)
Scientific article no.3
The following research has shown that wearing a dental bite can improve athletes’ sports performance, generating an increase in muscle strength of the quadriceps. Furthermore, the use of the dental bite has also eliminated the pain in the lumbar region.
This research was carried out by a group of gnathologists after the medical staff of the basketball team where the athlete in question was playing, had failed to sort the problems of the athlete’s back with simple physiotherapy.
The athlete wore a dental bite and achieved an improvement in muscle strength and symptoms.
That’s not all; as we have previously written, the first molar is that having to deal with most of the skull weight. It is in fact the main responsible for supporting the skull.
In this research we can find a confirmation of what we wrote. As we can see after inserting the dental bite, to balance the occlusal forces, the weight redistribution has concentrated mostly on the first molars.
Before inserting the dental bite the weight of the skull was concentrated on the left premolars arch (24, 25), on the second left molar (27) and on the right premolar (15).
After inserting the dental bite, the weight is redistributed more evenly on the first molars (16, 26). As we have written before these two teeth are usually the biggest because they are morphologically predisposed to support a greater load from the skull.
Yet at today no one has established unequivocally, through an appropriate scientific study that body posture depends on teeth. And more precisely, on the occlusal skull-mandibular correlation.
No one ever came to any definitive conclusion because no one, until now, had solved with a dental bite, in a clear manner, and ultimately, a problem related to posture.
It was only with the advent of the Starecta method that something happened. For the first time, it was possible to intervene in a radical and revolutionary way on the bio-mechanism regulating posture. These results have been achieved thanks to the development of a new method which is endlessly replicable and can be applied and adjusted in a personal way. This method represents a definite break with all the techniques used so far, which have all proved partial or incomplete.
These techniques have adopted a dental bite that has always proved a very expensive useless piece of resin.
But now after years and years of scientific groping in the dark, finally, we have the answer we’ve all been waiting for.
The scientific evidence proving to the correlation between teeth, occlusion and body posture.
The correlation between occlusion and posture was finally demonstrated by the experience of a person who adopted the Starecta method.
Simone Sincini, that had a problem of undiagnosed skull-mandibular imbalance as 98% of people, had tried every kind of therapy before solving the problem (with the Starecta method).
First, let’s understand what was Simone’s problem, and most importantly how it was identified by the Starecta team.
– A lateral deviation of the skull to the left, which had created a significant musculoskeletal asymmetry (frontal plane);
– A huge lack of dental height (sagittal plane) on both arches in the premolar and molar areas, which had caused an increase of kyphosis, cervical and lumbar lordosis with eyes looking upward.
By observing Simone’s frontal plane we can understand how the lack of dental height on the left arch has caused the collapsing of the skull at that point. Simone, like all of us, probably was born with this asymmetry which has then worsened over the years making his life impossible. In fact, the lateral deviation of the skull to the left has caused facial, and subsequently body, asymmetry.
When you have a lateral deviation of the skull the masseter and temporal muscles to the left get shorter, while those on the right get longer. We also know that when a muscle shortens, it becomes stronger, whereas when you stretch it, it becomes weaker.
So, in the case of a lateral deviation to the left, the muscles to the left of the face are much more developed. Therefore they pull towards them all the soft parts, bones and cartilage.
In such a condition it can be easily understood how Simone’s nose, over the years, has deflected to the left, his left eye has lowered and his left cheekbone has developed more than the right one. To better understand this process, see “how to look at asymmetries”.
The lateral deviation of the skull on the left is then passed on to the rest of the body causing musculoskeletal asymmetry, twisting of the trunk, pelvis and legs.
Simone’s biggest problem is on the sagittal plane. He had an obvious lack of dental height in the premolar and molar area on both arches. Due to this, his skull was leaning more in that area.
The skull is rotated upward and is dropping. Subsequently the skull has literally compressed the spine. The column, compressed by the skull, was forced to stay in a smaller space while having to maintain its natural length.
And this is why there has been an increase in the normal physiological curves, such as kyphosis and cervical and lumbar lordosis, erupting in a posture like that shown in the photos.
If it was not enough, it is important to say that the spinal cord passes within the spine. Due to the skull dropping, the spinal cord has also been compressed and this has created a number of other symptoms.
Looking at the figure below, try to imagine what happens to the skull, and consequently to the spine, if you remove the red triangle placed between the dental arches.
The red triangle is the ideal dental height in the premolar and molar area so that the skull remains supported in the best possible posture. The spine is attached to the skull and, thanks to this bio-mechanism, it can remain in the best possible physiology.
Therefore, if we remove that red triangle (ideal dental height in the premolar and molar area) from the mouth of the skeleton to the left, the skull collapses and changes of inclination, turning eyes upward until they find a new point of support in the molar and premolar area.
As we wrote earlier when the skull collapses, it crushes the spine, as seen in photos.
Inside the spine is the spinal cord which is compressed creating as well a pressure on some areas of the brain. During compression the spinal cord resists to the dropping effect of the skull and pushes the lower part of the brain upwards.
The problem is that between the skull and the spinal cord there is an important part of the brain including the pituitary gland that we will discuss shortly. The area under pressure is marked inside the red circle in the figure below on the left. In this area of the brain is located the anterior pituitary or pituitary gland (as marked in the figure below).
This gland produces gonadotropins that are hormones able to regulate the activity of the gonads or, more simply, the functions of male and female reproductive organs. The two most popular gonadotropins, are called, respectively, LH and FSH. When the values of LH and FSH are zero it means that the pituitary gland is totally blocked.
This is precisely what happened to Simone. Indeed Simone, before using Starecta, had this brain totally blocked due to the falling skull and the pressure on the bone marrow.
This crushing and the block the hypophysis had been caused by this postural skull-mandibular imbalance, so little known and never diagnosed.
Here are the medical tests that prove this fact. As you can see in the test carried out before the Starecta method, values of LH and FSH were zero (respectively 0.2 and 0.0). After the application of the Starecta method and the return of the skull in its ideal condition these values have returned to normal levels (9.7 and 6.5 respectively).
In the following lines we will see how the biomechanical and biochemical systems are deeply intertwined.
Why the values of LH and FSH levels are back to normal after the application of the Starecta method?
Starecta uses a tool that is able to stop and reverse the skull falling process, returning it to its ideal posture. This will solve the problems of the crushing of the spine that we talked about previously.
In practice, the Rectifier is interposed between the dental arches and, with a particular methodology (cd. Starecta) directly acts on the bio-mechanism that regulates the posture lifting the skull and releasing the compression in all those exposed areas.
As you can see, from the medical tests done before and after the Starecta method, with the use of the Rectifier, the skull has been able to rise again decompressing the entire spine and the pituitary gland that has finally resumed operation. Just observe the values of FSH and LH that, from 0 and 0.2, are back to normal values of 6.5 and 9.7.
We can identify three elements that demonstrate the uniqueness and the scientific nature of Starecta:
1) the photos clearly show how Simone’s has been rectified by correcting an extremely wrong posture. This wrong posture seemed impossible to be corrected before Starecta.
2) X-rays of the skull and the cervical area show that the skull has really raised precisely due to the space that has been created between the dental arches. This empty space is exactly that ideal dental height missing and necessary so that the skull can keep a correct position. This empty space was recovered thanks to Rectifier over the years.
3) The medical tests show that before Starecta the pituitary gland was completely blocked due to the skull-mandibular imbalance never diagnosed by anyone before. Only after the intervention with Starecta the pituitary gland has resumed work.
The Starecta method is quite young and this article is one of the first scientific evidences that demonstrate its effectiveness. But over the next few years scientific evidences will increase exponentially.
Read the previous report: “Body Posture Depends on Teeth“