Call us to set up an appointment! 225-635-4172

Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now that is a pair. Not necessarily a pair you’d put together though! St. Francisville teeth aligners are popular nowadays. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville meets many St. Francisville chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are virtually invisible. They are bendable. They come out when the clear aligner wearer desires to take them out. Wearers gain some control of the procedure. All is good, and yet the treatment planning like that of Invisalign® is newer technology. Everyone is finding out more about it. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville had not imagined that orthodontic and St. Francisville chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!

TOOTH ALIGNMENT TREATMENT AND PLANNING

Most St. Francisville chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many St. Francisville orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research reports that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are key elements to ponder when the treatment plan is set. Invisalign® technology lets clinicians to forecast 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 two dental arches when they near each other when the jaws close) affects teeth straightening treatment planning. In a comparison study of Invisalign® to these conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both corrected the condition. Invisalign® wearers finished faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement was not as “great” in efficacy as fixed appliances. (2) One study planned to determine associations 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 parameters, so patients with severe malocclusions ought to be extended extra attention especially if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is fine with having the St. Francisville orthodontists determine this!

TOOTH ALIGNMENT WITH INVISALIGN AND POSTURE

But Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is ready to help when posture issues arise in the process of aligning teeth . A new study points out that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well sway body posture. The upper spine and lower spine sections are influenced. When clear aligner wearers were examined after 6 months of use, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were altered.  It’s been reported that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, subsequently, stimulate periodontal receptors hindering the jaw closing muscles and, likely, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is as amazed as our St. Francisville chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining St. Francisville chiropractic patients who wear these.

CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville

Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic visit at Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville to test your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! St. Francisville 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 St. Francisville chiropractic helps. 
« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."