Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now there’s a pair. Not necessarily a pair you would put together though! Two Rivers teeth aligners are standard now. Lakeshore Chiropractic meets many Two Rivers chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are nearly unseen. They are bendable. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she wishes to take them out. Wearers get some control of the process. All is good, and yet the treatment planning like that of Invisalign® is newer technology. Everyone is finding out more about it. Lakeshore Chiropractic hadn’t imagined that orthodontic and Two Rivers chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!

TOOTH ALIGNMENT TREATMENT AND PLANNING

Most Two Rivers chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Two Rivers orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research writes that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are key issues to think about when the treatment plan is arranged. Invisalign® technology allows clinicians to predict tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the real outcomes may differ from those calculations. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or incorrect relationship of the teeth of the top and bottom teeth when they near each other as the jaws close) influences teeth straightening treatment planning. When comparing Invisalign aligners to conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both addressed the condition. Invisalign® wearers completed their care faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement was not as “great” in effectiveness as fixed appliances. (2) One study planned to determine correlations between body posture in the sagittal profile and sagittal jaw position. The mandible (lower jaw)  has a greater effect on body posture than other craniofacial factors, so patients with severe malocclusions ought to be extended extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is being considered. (3) Lakeshore Chiropractic is fine with having the Two Rivers orthodontists determine this!

TOOTH ALIGNMENT WITH INVISALIGN AND POSTURE

But Lakeshore Chiropractic is fine when called upon to help with any posture issues that arise. A recent study reports that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well sway body posture. The the upper and lower spine units are affected. After 6 months of wearing these clear aligners, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were changed.  It has been said that these clear aligners change a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Lakeshore Chiropractic is as astonished as our Two Rivers chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Lakeshore Chiropractic is aware of this potential and looks for it in Two Rivers chiropractic patients who wear these.

CONTACT Lakeshore Chiropractic

Schedule a Two Rivers chiropractic visit at Lakeshore Chiropractic to check your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Lakeshore Chiropractic works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Two Rivers chiropractic services cover all bases from the exam to the diagnosis to the treatment with spinal manipulation, diet, supplementation and exercise to the postural and rehabilitation tips to get your spine healthy and keep it that way.

 
Clear aligners influence posture which Two Rivers chiropractic helps. 
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