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Dental occlusion is the way the teeth of the upper and lower arches align with each other. Incorrect contact between the two arches causes the pathology MALOCCLUSION. Dental occlusion in these pathological forms has repercussions on masticatory muscles which are forced to continually adapt themselves. Seeing that masticatory muscles are closely linked, in the postural chain, to cervical muscles, malocclusions can cause pain-dysfunction symptoms: muscle problems, cervical pain, tension headaches. Moreover para-functional habits like clenching teeth during the night (BRUXISM) or grinding them cause functional and muscular overload which has repercussions on the temporomandibular joint leading to various problems: muscular rigidity (face and neck muscles), clicks when opening and closing the mouth, tiredness when chewing, tension headaches and cervical pain. Having one or more missing teeth is also fundamental in determining unbalanced occlusion. All this imbalance, causing an alteration in the natural neuromuscular coordination, causes alterations in posture. At our surgery temporomandibular disorder treatment uses a multidisciplinary approach and, depending on the cases, involves osteopaths, physiatrists, podiatrists and experts in craniosacral therapy. The diagnosis comprises a KINESIOLOGY ANALYSIS and a thorough postural examination using a modern diagnostic device: the Posture 2000 footboard. This postural board is a device of Postural/Stabilometric measurement, supplied with software for a PC which means the doctor can obtain a reading and a precise and thorough assessment of the patient’s posture, allowing him/her to identify the correct therapeutic approach. The so called “bite” can be used for dental malocclusions which is a mobile device that covers the surface of the teeth (upper or lower) that modifies the way in which the teeth come into contact, temporarily correcting the position of the mandible.