FACIAL EXPRESSION REFLECTS MALOCCLUSION
An asymmetrical face, which is characterized by muscles wasting, drooping mouth corners and strained and uncomfortable facial expressions, is typically the result of an unbalanced bite.
By simply wearing an occlusal lower splint and balancing it as we explain in our book, videos and lectures, we can notice a new face expression, bolder eyes, lips and cheeks muscles tone improved and generally a good feeling. Also the mind gains strength and serenity by a well balanced mouth.
Does it mean that emotions and mind are representations of wellness or discomfort coming from a symmetrical or asymmetrical body? Maybe facial features denote the characteristics of the occlusion? Does facial expression denote the feelings produced by an emotional disturbed- by- teeths experience?
Could all the people live a peaceful and healthy life if they had a well balanced teeth and so a well balanced body?
Often negative thoughts result from brain interconnections and not from emotional causes or stress and this physical cause automatically develops into facial expressions easy to read.
The same happens with positive feelings: they result from not disturbed physiological connections, for example from a well balanced jaw.
An unbalanced bite forces the person to behave in a certain manner. It’s a kind of psycho-emotional conviction.
When we observe a person we should avoid giving an immediate and rushed opinion, we should rather study his posture (starting from the teeth) and understand that his/her behavior depends on an occlusion that has disrupted his/her attitudes.
However it is easiest to condemn and blame someone for his bad temper, old age or inner demons.
No one would like to attribute behavior and facial expression to a mouth disorder.
This is how APPIM (Association of auto-rehabilitated patients) addresses these facts.
And yet wickedness, aggressiveness, anxiety and depression have all the same origin.
(In picture balance hypothesis. . Note the diversity of facial expression and accordingly, dental occlusion).
[C.M./A.V.] English version by courtesy of Iris Brand