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! Severna Park teeth aligners are popular nowadays. Back And Neck Care Center meets many Severna Park chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are nearly unseen. They are flexible. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she wants to remove them. Wearers gain 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. Back And Neck Care Center hadn’t imagined that orthodontic and Severna Park chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Severna Park chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Severna Park orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research reports that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important elements 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 actual outcomes may vary from those expectations. 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 come close to each other when the jaws close) changes teeth straightening treatment planning. When comparing Invisalign aligners to conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both corrected the condition. Invisalign® wearers finished faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement wasn’t as “great” in efficacy 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 effect on body posture than other craniofacial factors, so patients with severe malocclusions need to be extended extra consideration especially if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) Back And Neck Care Center is in line with having the Severna Park orthodontists determine this!


But Back And Neck Care Center is ready to help when posture issues arise in the process of aligning teeth . A new study reports that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well influence body posture. The the upper and lower spine units are affected. 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 adjust a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Back And Neck Care Center is as amazed as our Severna Park chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Back And Neck Care Center is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Severna Park chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Severna Park chiropractic visit at Back And Neck Care Center to examine your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Back And Neck Care Center works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Severna Park 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 Severna Park chiropractic helps. 
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