Sports dentistry for performance enhancement is a new field in India. The Right Bite CPC is, perhaps, the only clinic doing serious work in it. Several eminent sportsmen, including top-rated cricketers, have been here, and have found the boost they sought. Sports is one field where even a micro-marginal improvement in performance can make all the difference between success and failure.
The tempromandibular joint, is the part of face where the lower jaw is hinged to the upper. It is the joint from which the spine begins to link downwards towards the hips, knee and ankle to provide structural integrity to the body.
A misalignment of the jaw joint affects the body posture down the line, leading both to injuries as well as to movement inefficiencies.
Researchers began noticing the changes in performance of sportsmen wearing jaw repositioning devices as early as the 1980’s. One kind of device that caught the researchers’ attention was Mandibular Orthopaedic Repositioning Appliance (MORA). They found that players using the MORA had fewer severe injuries, including to the knees, and had greater strength and better performance satisfaction.
The Right Bite CPC has helped several sportsmen reach the zenith of their performance using MORA. Today, some of them are star performers for India at the international circuit.Authored By : Dr. Rajesh Raveendranathan