A Malocclusion can lock the head in a forward position.

  • An ideal head alignment places the inner ear (auricle) directly over the outer ankle malleolus.
  • The above Xrays were taken from the same patient - PreTx vs Post Orthodontal Therapy
  • Note the change in the position of the Auricle - PostTx the forward head position was reversed

Note the improvement in the position of the pelvis (anterior rotation) when the occlusion is corrected.

Courtesy of Dr. Lidia Yavich

Clinical my Odontologia

Brazil

Forward Head Position Linked to Malocclusion