The way the jaw develops in childhood is hugely influenced by the function of the cranial bones and the body’s postural alignment. Retained moulding of the face, skull bones and position of the head and neck from birth can effect the growth and developmental balance of the head, jaw and hence positioning of the teeth. Bad Postural Alignment can lead to orthodontic problems. Often the mandible and occipital base are depressed/misaligned in the birth process itself and/or in falls or accidents. Dysfunction of the face and top of neck joints C1 and C2 can lead to malocclusion and craniofacial pain syndromes like TMJ dysfunction (tempro-mandibular joint dysfunction).
Cranio Sacral Therapy has a defined role in treating the causes of these problems. This when combined with skilful Orthopaedic Orthodontic treatment from a good Dentist can optimise teeth position working with the function of the cranial bones and body as a whole. This can make the process quicker and avoid possible side effects.
As this is a complex area it is best to speak to Robert Ennis for good explanation and more detailed information. Other areas where Cranio Sacral therapy can help with dentistry is when dental appliances and cross and bridge work are causing headache or jaw pain. Cranio Sacral therapy can help the body adapt quickly to these appliances.
Cranio Sacral treatment is a non-invasive and non-manipulative treatment using the lightest of touches starting at only 5 to 10 grams. It takes years of training before a Cranio Sacral Therapist has learned enough skills to treat clients effectively.