At White Clinic, our Sports Dentistry protocol studies the link between the stomatognathic system and sports practice. Comprised by teeth, jaw, facial muscles, soft tissues and the temporomandibular joint, we take a deep dive into the anatomical and functional components of the stomatognathic system, while also considering the evaluation and diagnosis of Postural Deficiency Syndrome (PDS).
Postural Deficiency Syndrome is a health condition caused by musculoarticular pathologies and asynchronism in one or various postural sensors, one of those being the mandibular sensors. When there is asymmetry and/or damage in postural sensors, the nervous system is clearly affected, presenting difficulties in receiving and emitting information to and from the musculoskeletal system.
As the system that supports the body’s stability, shape and movement, if there is a postural imbalance, a number of recurring pathologies can arise. In athletes, these can include a wide array of issues, including lumbar pain, sciatica, herniated disc, neck pain, sprains, joint pain, headaches, scoliosis, among others. Naturally, sports performance is drastically reduced.
Our protocol accesses and treats this postural imbalance through the mouth, using a high-tech, completely customized oral device that reconnects, repairs and rebalances the neurological pathways between the mandibular system and the central nervous system.