Matteo R. age 10
Initial symptoms: panic attacks during lunch
due to a mouthful gone wrong in the past. Self-destructive impulses with an
uncontrollable fear of the dark and sleeping alone.
Start of SB Therapy (April ’07): in
the morning Matteo’s teeth ache quite a bit, but this only lasts a few minutes
and then completely disappears; from the first weeks it appears that his teeth
are straightening; by August '07 the crisis of fear have all but disappeared and
from September '07 Matteo eats serenely and is more self-possessed in dealing
with his fears. In December '07 he began sleeping in his own bed and came only a
few times to our bedroom; by January 2008 he sleeps regularly in his bed (even
in the top of a bunk bed).
Massimo P. age 32
Initial symptoms: severe migraine headaches
several times a day on the right side of the skull.
Start of SB Therapy (March ’06):
headaches disappeared almost immediately and by June '06 I noticed a slight
change in the shape of the face which is becoming more round.
Eleonora B. age 24
Initial symptoms: difficulty chewing, pain
in the right ATM (temporomandibular joint), migraines several times a week, back
pain which I attribute to my work as restorer of works of art.
Start of SB Therapy (December ’05): in
January the migraines and back pain have already disappeared, I started to
notice an improvement in chewing and a decline in joint pain and menstrual
discomfort; by February '06 also noticed that I started to chew on the right
side (for a year I could chew only on the left side). In addition to net
physical improvements I found an enhancement in psychological well-being and
physical and mental relaxation; my sleep that was already fulfilling became
deeper with a decrease in nightmares and morning tensions. At the beginning of
therapy I perceived the device as a foreign body, now it is indispensable and
necessary at times when the mind and body are in tension. I'm really happy!
Lucia L. age 37
Initial symptoms: I wore orthodontic braces
as a child for tooth correction and later as an adult to try and improve
headaches and neck pain, unfortunately the symptoms have gradually worsened so I
had to take strong analgesics such as Toradol on a daily basis without much
benefit which prompted my doctor to send me to the neurologist who put me on
psycho-pharmaceuticals drugs. With three young children I could not manage such
pain and my parents had to accompany me everywhere.
Start of SB Therapy (March ’07): I had
no problem getting used to the device that immediately gave me a feeling of
improvement, but I would destroy one every 15 days and it had to be immediately
replaced; by June '07 the tensions has significantly decreased and I only broke
one ACOM a month, then in September '07 the symptoms had completely disappeared
and the appliance no longer broke and on that occasion I said to Dr. Montorsi,
"Now I smile to life!"
Laura O. age 25
Initial symptoms: constant pain in my right
shoulder and right side of the neck.
Start of SB Therapy (November ’08):
the first two nights I found the device at the foot of my bed and my teeth were
sore when I woke up (especially the left arch); after a few days I was able to
floss more easily with the sensation that the teeth had enlarged slightly, also
the shoulder pain has declined although still there. After only 15 days I felt
that ACOM had become a small part of me and allows me to relax my neck. December
'08, I no longer feel any pain in the shoulder and neck.
Testimony of Dr. Anna Maria Pellandra - Orthodontist
It took just one inspiring sentence of Dr. Montorsi and I understood that I was
at the right course:
"Relapse in orthodontics". For years I have treated patients with
classical orthodontics with both mixed and final dentition and I have always
struggled with this issue.
Dr. Montorsi’s course allowed me to open my eyes and gave answers to the many
questions and doubts that I have been presented with over years of activity.
I will never cease to thank Dr. Montorsi for the opportunity he gave me:
for help in solving patients who after 3 years of fixed orthodontia had now
become a source of anxiety by teaching a much gentler and less aggressive method
for the patient;
for the holistic vision he transmitted not only from the visceral point of view
(for years I was interested in homeopathy and Homo-toxicology), but also the
dental and postural.
He taught us to finally work on the cause of malocclusion (the cranium) and not
to consider it as only a symptom.
A special thank you for giving me and my colleagues of the 1st Course the
opportunity to acquire all his experience and the ability to independently treat
patients by assessing them globally rather than just by specific sectors as our
university preparation taught us.
Testimony of Dr. Filippo Navarra
followed with great interest the First Course on Cranial-Occlusal Harmonization
according to the Montorsi Method; moreover, I had, like other students, the
opportunity to follow the "dentosophie" method brought to Italy by Dr. Raymond
of the Michel Montaud School and could compare the two methods that are both
from the same conceptual matrix, very respectful of the person that is subject
of the treatment itself.
Both methods use soft mobile devices that activate corrective functional stimuli
for the harmonious growth of the skull and mouth.
I could appreciate the centrality of personal life experiences as the factor
that determines the occlusal-postural situation of the French School, while in
the Montorsi Method the path of harmonization is through subsequent correct
adjustments based on periodic visits (osteopathic evaluation tests for the
various receptors and consequent changes to the apparatus) and the results over
time are also higher than expected and almost unbelievable to those involved in
traditional orthodontics with fixed appliances.
Testimony of Prof. Fabio Moro (podiatry
The Soulet-Besombes removable devices for their visco-elasticity and their
central freedom area in which the teeth are evolving, reveals a technique of
liberation, stimulation and guiding; an ideal compromise between the
requirements of our orthodontic models, the needs of the body as an "organism"
and self-organization of the species as meta-structure and meta-function.
Our friend Montorsi, since a long time, utilizes the “Soulet and Besombes
removable device “complementary to other techniques such as osteopathy and
nonlinear podiatry in order to promote self-adjustment, adaptation, homeostasis
and auto-guiding of the organism.
Adriano Montorsi has gone "beyond the fence" since he understood that the
specificity of the human body is that the entire structure is subject to its
requisition to survive as an organism, and from this characteristic derives, in
a holistic view, the subordination of all parts to the whole.