(Part B – Orthodontic)
‐ A postural assessment
The body works as a single system. The teeth and jaws are part of that system. Correction of jaw posture may not be possible within the existing body posture. We will identify and report on any variation from the ideal pattern. We may recommend you to seek further help in rectifying problems that are identified.
‐ A breathing assessment
The tongue and the lips must function correctly in order to gain stability of any improvement we make in the tooth and jaw position. Nasal breathing is important to obtain a required lip seal.
Snoring, sleep apnoea (stopping breathing while sleeping) and tooth grinding at night are often associated with the same dysfunctional breathing patterns that lead to irregular teeth and jaws.
Jaw joint dysfunction is now recognised to be closely related to dysfunctional breathing.
We will assess your breathing pattern and advise on any correction that may be required
‐ An orthodontic assessment
We will assess the relationship of your teeth to each other and identify any imbalance of your jaws.
Photographs of the face, teeth, jaw, posture and feet.
Models of the upper and lower teeth taken from moulds of the jaws.
Xrays of the jaws and skull.