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Chapter 1:  Introduction

Patient is with an occlusion that orthodontists call “Malocclusion” because it has a posterior unilateral crossbite and anterior openbite.
It is a malocclusion that can be treated with a fixed orthodontic therapy and possibly in combination with an orthognathic intervention.
Crossbite is another element of disturbance in normal occlusion because of which it is obligatorily treated together with the openbite.

 

It is self-evident that an observer with a deterministic mindset facing a phenomenon of such evident occlusal incongruity considers crossbite and openbite the cause of malocclusion (cause/effect) or vice versa; and it is obvious, as well, that the observer recommends an orthodontic treatment to restore a “Normocclusion”.
This way of reasoning means that the model (masticatory system) is “normalized to occlusion”; and if read backwards, it means that the occlusal discrepancy is the cause of malocclusion and, therefore, of disease of the Masticatory System. (Figure 1a). 

Now let's hear what the two players say, the dentist and the patient, in the informative dialogue...
follow the dialogue in the chapter 'Introduction'

    

The Masticatory System should be considered as a “Complex System”, not as a Biomechanical System focused exclusively on dental occlusion.
In this conception, indeed, the “Occlusion” is nothing more than a subset of the Complex System interacting with the other subsets
(such as periodontal receptors, neuromuscular spindles, recruitment of motor units, central nervous system, temporomandibular joint, etc.)
to give shape to an “Emerging Behaviour”, the masticatory one.