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Cranio. 2018 Sep 10:1-7. doi: 10.1080/08869634.2018.1512197. [Epub ahead of print]

Is PostureScreen® Mobile app an accurate tool for dentists to evaluate the correlation between malocclusion and posture?

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a Department of Prosthetic Dentistry , University of Medicine and Pharmacy , Cluj Napoca , Romania.
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b Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Department of Chronic Pain , CH Marmande-Tonneins , Marmande , France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether PostureScreen® Mobile app is a useful, simple tool that is accessible for dentists to evaluate the correlation between malocclusion and posture.

METHODS:

Twenty-nine subjects underwent static and dynamic dental occlusion examinations and a postural exam with PostureScreen® Mobile app, a photographic method. The subjects were divided into groups depending on their static and dynamic occlusion features. The postural parameters were then compared between these groups.

RESULTS:

Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) for some postural parameters were obtained for Angle Class 1 vs. 2 and 3 and for the passive interference group and active premature contacts group during left lateral movement. There were no statistically significant differences regarding protrusion and right lateral movement.

DISCUSSION:

Dental occlusion anomalies and posture pathological modifications can be inter-related. PostureScreen® Mobile app might represent a useful tool in the early diagnosis of dental occlusion pathology.

KEYWORDS:

Dental Occlusion; Mobile Apps; Posture

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