That depends on the seriousness of the imbalance, on age, on the general state of physical health, and on the compenasation which has been created over the years. Therefore balancing can last for between a year in simpler cases and ten years in more complicated cases. In between a balancing can last for two or three years. For example, an athlete, who already enjoys an upright posture and a responsive body, can have improvements to both posture and performance much faster.
On the other hand someone with scoliosis with a curvature of 15° to 20° can take as much as four years.
The skull rests on the jaw. The ‘bite’ acts as a pivot and by its thickness makes the jaw work like a lever. s a result the skull is pushed into an ideal physiological postural position, stretching the spine as a consequence. This means that the skull changes its slope in relation to the jaw and is raised in the premolar and molar zones to an extent proportional to the non-extrusion of these teeth. The lack of dental height is caused by the non-extrusion or sinking of the molar and premolar teeth. The space which is created between the dental arcs is in proportion to the dental height which is lacking in the individual mouth.
At the end of the balancing the space between the teeth can be supplied by a number of different techniques. A (removable) ‘bite’ can be made which reproduces the teeth or other dental prosthetics are used which can be both fixed and removable. This is work which can only be completed by a dentist, and so it is necessary to go back to him.
During the balancing the bite must always be worn. It can be removed for brief periods (to brush the teeth, to rest the jaw). In general it should not be removed for more than one hour per day.
When the space has been created between the teeth it will be necessary to use the bite or have a special one made for chewing.
If an alteration goes badly there are two courses of action:
1) repeat the process from the start;
2) correct the alteration until it works (e.g. In circumstances where there is not enough resin and the dental depressions are not formed, fresh resin needs to be added).
Two courses of action can be taken:
1) You can intentionally control the protrusion of your jaw while opening your mouth wide in an O;
2) You can raise the bite by a millimetre or more and repeat the alteration.
As we warned you before coming into the academy your teeth can have some little change. Molars and premolars cannot move, but incisors and canines on the upper dental arch can move. Anyway there is a solution. Check on this page: If your teeth are moving