Myocentric occlusion is the occlusal relationship between mandible and maxilla that minimizes the need for muscles accommodation and posturing, and allows normal decompression of neural and vascular intra capsular tissue and associated connective tissue. It provides the optimal condylar position that we strive to achieve in a gnathic system that may have become pathologic due to previous condylar positional discrepancies leading to TMD (Tempero-mandibular dysfunctions).
This can be explained only with the help of an actual knowledge in the sciences of Neuromuscular Dentistry (NMD). The science of NMD is well chronicled in hundreds of scientific articles and textbooks including past anthologies.
Neuromuscular Dentistry is a non-invasive and non-medicating alternative to correct the misaligned bite that may cause various pains and other symptoms associated with TMD.
Neuromuscular Dentistry has gained lot of importance especially in the treatment of TMD due to the following reasons: