Strengthening the diagnostic checks and preventing the althlete’s overload: these are the aims of the Sports Dentistry Department of the S. Gerardo Hospital in Milan. Athletes often overlook the prevention of pathologies related to the temporomandibular joint. Today it is pretty clear that the occlusion balance improves the gesture biomechanics, reducing the risk of injury and increasing the performance. Thanks to the innovative technology BTS TMJOINT, the Sports Dentistry Department has carried out a quantitative and qualitative test of the dental occlusion on young volleyball players. The results shown that the majority was in an unbalanced condition due to malocclusion. These tests had provided all the essential information to solve the problems correlated to the malocclusion, improving the sport performance of the players.
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