Posted on Sep 14, 2020
Good posture often leads to stronger backs and necks and healthier joints. There is another, less obvious benefit of having good posture; it can lead to a healthy smile and prevent issues with your teeth and jaw!
When we’re relaxed, scrolling through our phones, our posture is awful. The body arches downward with the weight of the head. The lower jaw is pushed forward, and the skull sits further back on the spine. This puts tremendous pressure on the base of the neck, the upper back, and even the jaws!
When the teeth aren’t aligned properly, the jaw will compensate to try and bring them together. While we sit and scroll, our jaws are continuously clenched and misaligned, even when we don’t realize it. And it’s not just playing on our phones that can cause posture problems. Hunching over a computer, sitting at a desk, or spending a lot of time driving can also be offenders.
If the jaw is misaligned, it can carry down through your neck, back, shoulders, and even the pelvis. Sitting up straight, especially during orthodontic treatment, can prevent any residual pain.
Below are a few simple stretches to improve posture:
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