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The Maxillae, Palatines, and Hard Palate

The maxillae, palatine bones and the hard palate are part of the bony structure of the face. This video focuses on the maxillae, palatines, and the hard palate in different views: front, side, back and bottom. The horizontal portions of the maxillae and the palatines form the hard palate.

Atypical position, or distorted shape, of the maxillae, palatine bones or hard palate can cause a wide range of problems, such as:

  • Sinus congestion or inflammation,
  • Ear infection,
  • Temporomandibular joint pain,
  • Ear pain,
  • Headache,
  • Ear infection,
  • Eye pain,
  • General face pain,
  • Malocclusion,
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing,
  • Difficulty breast feeding or using a bottle,
  • Difficulty speaking,
  • Mouth breathing,
  • Lack of smell,
  • Intracranial membrane strain leading to issues, such as: endocrine disorders, immune system compromise, anxiety, difficulty paying attention or remembering things, and movement impairment.

Craniosacral therapy can help to decrease atypical position, or distortions in the shape, of the maxillae, palatine bones and hard palate. This can help to alleviate not only the conditions mentioned above but other issues that may arise due to the interrelated nature of the body.