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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! New Roads teeth aligners are common nowadays. New Roads Chiropractic Center meets many New Roads chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are virtually unseen. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer wishes to remove them. 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. New Roads Chiropractic Center had not thought that orthodontic and New Roads chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most New Roads chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many New Roads orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research presents that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important factors to think about when the treatment plan is arranged. Invisalign® technology permits clinicians to predict tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the real outcomes may vary from those expectations. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or imprecise relationship between the teeth of the two dental arches when they come close to 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 finished 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 influence on body posture than other craniofacial parameters, so patients with severe malocclusions need to be extended extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center is fine with having the New Roads orthodontists determine this!


But New Roads 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 influence body posture. The the upper and lower spine units are influenced. When clear aligner wearers were examined after 6 months of use, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were modified.  It has been said that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, likely, changing  mandibular posture. (4) New Roads Chiropractic Center is as astonished as our New Roads chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! New Roads Chiropractic Center is aware of this potential and looks for it in New Roads chiropractic patients who wear these.

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