Test your balance and strength
Your balance, flexibility and potential strength all change when an unstable bite is worsened with something as simple as biting on a thin plastic pen.
This demonstrates that a clenched bite requires use of not only the jaw muscles but the muscles of the head, neck and back to bring the teeth together.
Simply put, what we are saying is “Yes, something is wrong or not ideal. Let’s find out what it is.”
For flexibility, have the person attempt to touch their toes with and then without a pen between their teeth.
With the pen, they should be able to bend further to reach their toes.
- Posture 1- Test (Front)
- Posture 2 – Test (Side)
- Mobility – Test
- Jaw Position – Test
- Overbite – Test
- Shortened/Chipped Teeth – Test
- Balance and Strength – Test
- Muscle Tenderness – Test
- Measure your front teeth – Test
- Golden Proportion – Test
- Cross Bites – Test
- Keyway Wear Patterns – Test