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Balance Deficits Noted with Dental Malocclusion

An internal sense of the relative positions of our body and limbs is essential for normal movement and stability independent of visual cues. When our proprioception is altered, our capacity for motor control decreases. Recent studies have revealed a causal relationship between an imperfect bite and postural control as balance improved when alignment of the teeth was corrected. This has significant importance for reducing the risk for falls and injury as well as for improving performance for athletes. Click here to learn more.