THE TEETH ARE THE GEAR THAT SUPPORTS OUR BODY [EN]
The teeth are the gear that supports our body.
The teeth (and mouth) are the first organs of the digestive system. They keep the jaw stable, they enable us to chew, to taste, to swallow and to speak. The teeth create face aesthetic.
Unfortunately many focus only on the aesthetic and not on their functional role.
There are other important functions related to the teeth. Let’s get knowing them better because they support the neuromuscular system balance, which is the basis of several activities like walking, doing different sports and even resting. The balance of human body is negatively affected by a not aligned jaw. This condition affects the body skeletal attitude, the personality , the facial and eyes expression.
The balance of the jaw is set by the height of the teeth. The delicate teeth mechanism enables skeleton and muscles to function harmoniously, assuming that the ‘gear teeth’ is appropriate and not compromised. Teeth were not designed by chance, as well as all the other organs.
Certain anatomical features should not be distorted in rehabilitation phase and the teeth should not be anatomically invented.
There is no need to change what has already been well designed by Nature. The teeth are not bowling to play with. Every upper palatinal cuspid , every side of the upper or lower guide has a reason to exist; but their inclination and height must comply with a balanced muscular movement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Mrs. Adriana Valsecchi, moving from these primary requirements and aiming to change the vision of “Health” meant not as something to ‘consume’ but something to manage independently with the assistance of professional staff , having successfully experimented on herself self-rehabilitation, founded in Milan on 01/26/1993 a not profit association called A.P.P.I.M., to make sure that nothing was lost .
She wrote a book as well, called “Teoria di Occlusione Muscolare” (Milano, 1993 1°ed.) and she created a website together with other rehabilitated patients, helping those who were discouraged by their debilitating symptoms.
There are 4 muscular tests (Appim muscular tests) that help us to verify if the occlusion is anatomically adequate. A single test is able to report malocclusion and to make clear that stiff neck, arthritis, trigeminal neuralgia, ear disorders or limping are the consequences of unbalanced jaw, asymmetric contacts between the teeth.
When closing your mouth do your lips form a parallel imaginary line compared to the line of your eyes?
When smiling do your muscles differ between the left and right side of your face?
Are your shoulders perfectly aligned between the two sides?
On the workout bar, while being suspended (gripping the bar with your hands): Do all your posterior teeth (premolars and molars) contact at the same time if you lightly tap them?
Try to feel your teeth contact!
Let’s learn to observe ourselves, our lips, our muscles, our teeth position, our bite, if it is normal, open or deep bite..
Appim is the first and only group in the world that developed a method for occlusal balance in order to maintain a straight and healthy body over time, strengthening mental and physical energy.
All this can be reached just working on teeth heights in a perfect manner. We are transforming people mentality, we guarantee a healthy living , a correct posture and a balanced character over time.
[C.M. / English translation by Iris Brand]