The latest scientific research has shown that a properly balanced jaw joint can improve athletic performance by 10-15%. Olympic Athletes, Professional Rugby Players, Professional Soccer players, NFL American Footballers etc are now having their jaw joints assessed to improve their performance. Research is showing that this is achieved through the reduction of cortisol production, the increase of muscular strength, the increase of oxygen in the lungs and the expiration of more carbon dioxide. The overall result is an improvement in the endurance of the Athlete.
This can be achieved through a properly fitted and custom measured bite guard, by adding or removing small amounts of fillings to adjust a bite, by doing a complete orthopaedic orthodontic treatment or balancing the TMJ. Of course correcting any underlying bite issues as a child before they turn into Professional athletes is always the best option.
“Prevention is always better than a cure”