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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’d put together though! Mandeville teeth aligners are standard today. Mandeville Chiropractic sees many Mandeville chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are almost invisible. They are bendable. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she needs 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. Mandeville Chiropractic hadn’t imagined that orthodontic and Mandeville chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!

TOOTH ALIGNMENT TREATMENT AND PLANNING

Most Mandeville chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Mandeville orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research writes that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial factors to ponder 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 actual outcomes may vary from those expectations. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or faulty relationship between the teeth of the top and bottom teeth when they come close to each other when the jaws close) influences teeth straightening treatment planning. When comparing Invisalign aligners to conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both improved the condition. Invisalign® wearers finished faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement wasn’t 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 ought to be extended extra attention especially if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Mandeville Chiropractic is in line with having the Mandeville orthodontists determine this!

TOOTH ALIGNMENT WITH INVISALIGN AND POSTURE

But Mandeville Chiropractic is fine when called upon to help with any posture issues that arise. A recent study points out that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well sway body posture. The upper spine and lower spine sections 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 change a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, consequently, stimulate periodontal receptors hindering the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, changing  mandibular posture. (4) Mandeville Chiropractic is as amazed as our Mandeville chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Mandeville Chiropractic is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Mandeville chiropractic patients who wear these.

CONTACT Mandeville Chiropractic

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