Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now there is a pair. Not necessarily a pair you’d put together though! West Palm Beach teeth aligners are common nowadays. Moses Chiropractic sees many West Palm Beach chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are nearly invisible. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer wants to remove them. Wearers acquire some control of the procedure. All is good, and yet the treatment planning like that of Invisalign® is newer technology. Everyone is finding out more about it. Moses Chiropractic hadn’t thought that orthodontic and West Palm Beach chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!

TOOTH ALIGNMENT TREATMENT AND PLANNING

Most West Palm Beach chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many West Palm Beach orthodontic patients lived with them! Research shows that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are key issues to think about when the treatment plan is set. 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 expectations. Most differences were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or incorrect relationship between the teeth of the two dental arches when they near each other as the jaws close) changes teeth straightening treatment planning. In a comparison study of Invisalign® to these 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 wasn’t as “great” in efficacy as fixed appliances. (2) One study decided to determine associations between body posture in the sagittal profile and sagittal jaw position. The mandible (lower jaw)  has a greater influence on body posture than other craniofacial factors, so patients with severe malocclusions ought to be given extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) Moses Chiropractic is fine with having the West Palm Beach orthodontists determine this!

TOOTH ALIGNMENT WITH INVISALIGN AND POSTURE

But Moses Chiropractic is fine when called upon to help with any posture issues that arise. A new study reports that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well influence body posture. The the upper and lower spine units are influenced. After 6 months of wearing these clear aligners, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were modified.  It has been said that these clear aligners change a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, subsequently, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, likely, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Moses Chiropractic is as amazed as our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Moses Chiropractic is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining West Palm Beach chiropractic patients who wear these.

CONTACT Moses Chiropractic

Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit at Moses Chiropractic to check your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Moses Chiropractic deals with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach chiropractic helps. 
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