No Connection: TMD, Body Posture & Dental Occlusion

Patients should be cautious when considering TMD treatments that claim to provide relief by correcting occlusal and postural abnormalities. Not only can these treatments be extensive and expensive, but, more importantly, scientific literature does not support them. Instead, the literature concludes that a mechanical approach to treating TMD by means of irreversible methods such as occlusal adjustments, full mouth dental reconstructions, or orthodontics is not justified from a scientific viewpoint. Here are the latest studies regarding this topic:

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