to final, long-term orthodontics
Dental malocclusion is always secondary to a cranial disorder that causes asymmetries in the positioning of the dental arches. A correct intervention may resolve the problem in a simple and definitive fashion, without forcing the dental positioning with rigid or semi-rigid appliances.
Biting on an ACOM will change the positioning of teeth and jaw whose alignment is indispensable for a correct postural balance. The change will not occur by forcing a new position as practiced in orthodontics, instead by activating the patient’s capabilities to change in a harmonious and functional manner.
The Montorsi methodology is based on a myofunctional harmonization process, which is the ACOM ®. This does not only act on the teeth, but on the overall cranial-occlusion complex. The results are astonishing and involve the cranial-occlusion, the postural, and the emotional spheres altogether.
Cranial asymmetries have repercussions on the rest of the body creating a postural adaptation that is similarly asymmetric. A harmonization of such asymmetries will bring a new postural and esthetic balance affecting the facial symmetry in a positive way.
The tongue plays a preponderant role on the teeth, above all, if it pushes against the teeth instead of the “palatal spot”. Orthodontics often makes deglutition worse by taking mouth space away that should be kept free for adequate lingual dynamics.
The application of ACOM has showed extraordinary results, one of them being the absence of relapse. This is because the cranial-occlusion harmonization is spontaneously induced by the brain in a manner that is personal, specific, and coherent with the patient and the patient’s natural growth.
The first two nights I found the device at the foot of my bed and my teeth were sore when I woke up (especially the left arch); after a few days I was able to floss more easily with the sensation that the teeth had enlarged slightly, also the shoulder pain has declined although still there. After only 15 days I felt that ACOM had become a small part of me and allows me to relax my neck. December ’08, I no longer feel any pain in the shoulder and neck.
I had no problem getting used to the device that immediately gave me a feeling of improvement, but I would destroy one every 15 days and it had to be immediately replaced; by June ’07 the tensions has significantly decreased and I only broke one ACOM a month, then in September ’07 the symptoms had completely disappeared and the appliance no longer broke and on that occasion I said to Dr. Montorsi, “Now I smile to life!”
In the morning Matteo’s teeth ache quite a bit, but this only lasts a few minutes and then completely disappears; from the first weeks it appears that his teeth are straightening; by August ’07 the crisis of fear have all but disappeared and from September ’07 Matteo eats serenely and is more self-possessed in dealing with his fears. In December ’07 he began sleeping in his own bed and came only a few times to our bedroom; by January 2008 he sleeps regularly in his bed (even in the top of a bunk bed).