Introduction: Planas’s fundamental laws are based on the neuro-occlusal concept, which plays a major role in the development and evolution of the stomatognatic system. The alterations of the masticatory functions contribute to the modeling of the structures that form the stomatognatic system.
Methodology: The purpose of the study was to assess the masticatory stereotype of a group of young people and to analyse the functional masticatory angles.
We have assessed the amplitude of the functional masticatory angles on a group of 20 students. The masticatory angles depend on the occlusal morphology (cusp size), age and masticatory movements.
Results: Great alterations are present with patients with dento-maxillary anomalies, edentations, dental injuries and unilateral mastication.
Conclusion: The data obtained allow us to improve the masticatory functions as part of a complex oral rehabilitation. The functional masticatory angles are asymmetric on a majority of cases.
Keywords: Planas’s laws, Modeling of the stomatognatic system, Evaluation of the functional masticatory angles.
Authors: Cristina Maria Bortun, Laura-Cristina Rusu