L'Orthodontie Française


Is there interference between the manducatory apparatus and the postural system? Volume 87, issue 1, 88e réunion scientifique de la S.F.O.D.F., Marseille, 13–14 mai 2016

* Auteur pour correspondance : michel.marignan@univ-amu.fr

Posturology is a specific area of theoretical and clinical physiology applicable in numerous fields of medicine and related disciplines and aims at studying the standing position and related dysfunctions. This functional medical approach offers a range of powerful multiprofessional diagnostic and therapeutic tools based on position-related neurophysiology and human movement in the management of a large number of pathologies. As posturologists, we frequently encounter disorders of the standing position due to one or several manducatory dysfunctions. However, conversely, it is also essential to be aware of why and how a postural syndrome can give rise to therapeutic failure in dentofacial orthopaedics. Drawing on the current state of knowledge, we intend to propose a protocol for diagnostic and therapeutic management making it possible to avoid Orthodontic and Dento-Facial-Orthopedic Failures defined as the “non-achievement of the expected results”.