A malocclusion treated singularly and totally out of context with the mind-body system to which it belongs induces a profound disconnection from oneself, as it leads to an internal communication defect. Imposing mechanical forces within the mouth, with the often merely aesthetic intent of aligning the teeth, interrupts coherent communication within the mind-body system and, as a consequence, communication with others also becomes deficient.
The lack of a relation to oneself disconnects one from one’s deepest nature and distances one from Health.
ODE and functional mouth rehabilitation
The combined use of osteopathy and functional re-education of the mouth, also seen from the perspective of dentosophy, allows the patient to be taken care of in their entirety. The osteopath experienced in ODE is like the sun melting the ice at the beginning of spring, allowing the underlying seeds to sprout from the earth, germinate and blossom into flowers in a spontaneous way: after realigning the various body segments, letting go of the memory of emotional ‘blocks’ and providing the patient with the necessary informational stimuli so that the self-healing process can be triggered autonomously, the mind-body system is in an optimal condition to also refresh the mouth with the help of the dentist/dentosopher. At this point, the person is ready to change his or her functioning patterns to the point where the correction can be maintained in the long term – something that very often does not happen with classic orthodontics, which uses fixed braces to move teeth and for which recurrences often occur.
The dentist/dentosophist uses the multifunctional activator, an elastic material that provides new neurological input to the cerebral cortex, re-harmonises the relationships between the dental arches and re-educates breathing, mastication, swallowing and phonation. This device restores correct cranial movement and integrates the mouth with the rest of the body.
The intervention of the dentist expert in functional re-education of the mouth, together with the work carried out by the osteopath, makes it possible to reach a new evolutionary level and a new ability to manage emotions: only when one abandons the old erroneous functioning patterns is it possible to be at peace with oneself, to live in the present moment and in acceptance of everything that comes along.