Postural pediatric visit

The balance of body and mouth

The importance of the approach that dentists can dedicate to the patient in his entirety is clearly evident when it comes to the achievable results with therapy.

With this belief, our dentists not only focus attention on the mouth but also consider the position of the shoulders, spine, and feet, completing the analysis with photographs that document the case at the beginning, during treatment, and at the end.

Many times, winged scapulae, pelvic rotations, shoulder pain, and incorrect head positions are signs of problems that reside higher up, often at the level of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

How is the postural visit carried out?

The posture examination considers the positions of the various parts of the body and analyzes whether the information sent by the receptors is correct.

The major questions for the doctor are therefore whether the position of the head is aligned with the rest of the body, or whether it is unbalanced forwards or backwards. The mobility and ability to rotate the head are also closely monitored.

What do the curves of the column look like? And the eyes? Are they at the same height or not aligned? How are the shoulder blades?
He then observes the lengths of the upper and lower limbs, the inclinations and rotations of the shoulders and pelvis.

The first part of the posture examination consists of precise data collection and measurements. Specific tests are then performed for a more careful evaluation of the various body receptors.

The eyes are checked for convergence and good vision of the visual field. Occlusion and the jaw then require a series of specific exams with the mouth open and closed

The feet are analyzed for shape and support and for this reason we send you to the article dedicated to the stabilometric platform.

The posture examination includes many elements and evaluations that make it a rather long and detailed appointment that, to be performed correctly, requires more than an hour of time.

Opening hours

  • Monday – Friday       8:30 AM > 7 PM
  • Saturday 9 AM > 1 PM by appointment only
  • Closed on Sunday