Is PostureScreen® Mobile App an Accurate Tool for Dentists to Evaluate the Correlation Between Malocclusion and Posture?

Cranio. 2020 Jul;38(4):233-239. doi: 10.1080/08869634.2018.1512197. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

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.

MeSH terms

  • Dentists
  • Humans
  • Malocclusion*
  • Mobile Applications*
  • Photography
  • Posture