Special Investigation of Developmental of Mandibular Asymmetry and Imbalance Body Posture: A Literature Review


  • Ervina Sofyanti Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Trelia Boel Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiograph, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Denny Satria Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia




Mandibular, Asymmetry, Posture


BACKGROUND: Previous studies have reported comprehensive visions about the correlation between the development of dentofacial problems and postural disorder. Mostly of dentofacial issues related to mandibular asymmetry, which can lead to erroneous treatment plans that end in frustration for both patient and orthodontist.

AIM: This paper aims to describe some evidence bases dentistry of malocclusions with asymmetry in mandibular and trunk.

METHODS: We used different electronic databases such as PubMed Health and Google Scholar with specific keywords such as development mandibular asymmetry, trunk asymmetry, and body posture asymmetry. In this preliminary study, the term of imbalance body posture leads to trunk and body posture asymmetry.

RESULTS: Most of the studies reported the involvement of temporomandibular disorder in those asymmetries. We assumed the necessity for considering development asymmetry in an examination and should be regarded as a particular investigation procedure in orthodontic treatment.

CONCLUSION: However, the limitation in understanding the developmental asymmetries in determining the etiology and risk factor of development mandibular asymmetry and imbalanced body posture require special investigation.


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Sofyanti E, Boel T, Satria D. Special Investigation of Developmental of Mandibular Asymmetry and Imbalance Body Posture: A Literature Review. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Jul. 10 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];8(D):107-11. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/3381

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