Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now there’s a pair. Not necessarily a pair you’d put together though! Lynchburg teeth aligners are standard nowadays. Palmer Chiropractic Center meets many Lynchburg chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are nearly imperceptible. They are bendable. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she needs to take them out. Wearers acquire 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. Palmer Chiropractic Center had not imagined that orthodontic and Lynchburg chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Lynchburg chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Lynchburg orthodontic patients lived with them! Research finds that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important elements to think about when the treatment plan is set. Invisalign® technology lets clinicians to predict tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the actual outcomes may vary from those predictions. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or incorrect relationship of the teeth of the two dental arches when they near each other when the jaws close) plays a role in 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 wasn’t as “great” in effectiveness as fixed appliances. (2) One study decided to determine correlations 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 parameters, so patients with severe malocclusions need to be extended extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center is fine with having the Lynchburg orthodontists determine this!


But Palmer Chiropractic Center 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 affect body posture. The the upper and lower spine units are involved. When clear aligner wearers were examined after 6 months of use, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were changed.  It has been reported that these clear aligners adjust a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors hindering the jaw closing muscles and, likely, changing  mandibular posture. (4) Palmer Chiropractic Center is as amazed as our Lynchburg chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Palmer Chiropractic Center is aware of this potential and looks for it in Lynchburg chiropractic patients who wear these.

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