Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now there is a pair. Not necessarily a pair you would put together though! Plainville teeth aligners are common nowadays. Layden Chiropractic meets many Plainville chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are nearly unseen. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer needs to take them out. Wearers obtain some control of the process. All is good, and yet the treatment planning like that of Invisalign® is newer technology. Everyone is learning more about it. Layden Chiropractic had not thought that orthodontic and Plainville chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most Plainville chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Plainville orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research writes that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important elements to consider when the treatment plan is set. Invisalign® technology allows clinicians to forecast tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the real outcomes may differ from those predictions. Most differences were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or incorrect relationship between the teeth of the top and bottom teeth when they near each other as the jaws close) plays a role in teeth straightening treatment planning. In a comparison study of Invisalign® to these conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both improved the condition. Invisalign® wearers completed their care faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement was not as “great” in efficacy as fixed appliances. (2) One study set out 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 extended extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Layden Chiropractic is in line with having the Plainville orthodontists determine this!


But Layden Chiropractic is fine when called upon to help with any posture issues that arise. A new study points out that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well affect body posture. The the upper and lower spine units are involved. After 6 months of wearing these clear aligners, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were modified.  It has been reported that these clear aligners change a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, consequently, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Layden Chiropractic is as amazed as our Plainville chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Layden Chiropractic is aware of this potential and looks for it in Plainville chiropractic patients who wear these.

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