Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now that’s a pair. Not necessarily a pair you would put together though! Fernandina Beach teeth aligners are standard now. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic sees many Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are nearly invisible. They are flexible. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she needs to remove them. 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. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic had not thought that orthodontic and Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Fernandina Beach orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research shows that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are key issues to ponder when the treatment plan is arranged. Invisalign® technology lets clinicians to predict tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the real outcomes may differ 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. When comparing Invisalign aligners to conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both corrected the condition. Invisalign® wearers completed their care faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement was not as “great” in effectiveness as fixed appliances. (2) One study set out 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 given extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is being considered. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is in line with having the Fernandina Beach orthodontists determine this!


But Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help when posture issues arise in the process of aligning teeth . A recent study points out that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well affect body posture. The the upper and lower spine units are affected. When clear aligner wearers were examined after 6 months of use, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were altered.  It has been reported that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, consequently, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, likely, changing  mandibular posture. (4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is as astonished as our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic to examine your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Fernandina Beach 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractic helps. 
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