Foot to Dental Link
Rothbart BA 2013. Prescriptive Insoles and Dental Orthotics Change the Frontal Plane Position of the Atlas (C1), Mastoid, Malar, Temporal and Sphenoid Bones: A Preliminary Study. Journal of CranioMandibular and Sleep Practice, Vol 31(4):300-308.
Rothbart BA 2008. Vertical Facial Dimensions Linked to Abnormal Foot Motion. Journal American Podiatric Medical Association, 98(3):01-08, May.
Examples of Class II Occlusion as a result of abnormal foot motion. Note the long, narrow craniums (flexed sphenoid bone).
Loss of vertical facial dimension (Rothbart 2008)
The Ascending Postural Distortion Patterns can result in Class II Malocclusions.
Either the Rothbarts Foot or the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity can result in a Class II Malocclusion.
Rothbarts Triad resulting from Gravity Drive pronation
Narrow Curve of Spee
Ascending Postural Distortion Pattern
Sphenoid - Occlusal Link
Inventor and Designer of Postural Control Insoles
Blocked primary cuspids
Dental (and Cranial) Imbalances Driven by the Foot (Rothbart 2013)
REvised July 2019