For instance I have had teeth taken out by dentists in the past to make room for others? I have broken teeth which had to be removed and I have had poor repair work that has meant I often use only my right side to chew on. I would assume that would create an imbalance in muscle strength and one side developing compensation to have less bite to avoid discomfort.
I my mind this would create an imbalance with on flowing alignment problems, I would also imagine the atlas and C spine could be effected.
If the atlas only moves forward and back is it likely to be the most effected?
I would also imagine that C2 would take up allot of the compensation because of the disc material?
Good qusetion. In my previous post I emphasised the fine balance that our body needs. Minute changes in the order of far less than a millimeter make huge differences. Someone coined the expression 'hanging by the skin of the teeth' how true this has turned out is beyond belief. Wholesale extraction of a tooth is a huge disturbance to the system and takes us away from what nature designed for us. Amputational dentistry must be totally avoided in view of recent findings.
The jaw has to compensate through habit or lack of teeth on one side to chew on the better side. This tends to make cervical asymmetry worse not restricted to C1 or C2. This causes pain and an inability to move the neck fully to one side.
The Atlas may get worse but experience after having treated over 400 patients shows that the Atlas correction holds 99% of the time so after correction it is little affected by asymetrical chewing but the effect on the rest of the cervical spine remains.