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! Sandy Springs teeth aligners are popular nowadays. Cross Chiropractic Center sees many Sandy Springs chiropractic patients who have decided 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 procedure. All is good, and yet the treatment planning like that of Invisalign® is newer technology. Everyone is learning more about it. Cross Chiropractic Center hadn’t imagined that orthodontic and Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Sandy Springs chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Sandy Springs orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research writes that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important factors to ponder 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 differ from those predictions. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or imprecise relationship of the teeth of the top and bottom teeth when they come close to each other as the jaws close) influences teeth straightening treatment planning. When comparing Invisalign aligners to 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 relationships 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 attention especially if a jaw surgery is being considered. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center is fine with having the Sandy Springs orthodontists determine this!


But Cross Chiropractic Center is ready to help when posture issues arise in the process of aligning teeth . A recent study reports that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well affect 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 changed.  It’s been said that these clear aligners adjust a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, subsequently, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, changing  mandibular posture. (4) Cross Chiropractic Center is as amazed as our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Cross Chiropractic Center is aware of this potential and looks for it in Sandy Springs chiropractic patients who wear these.

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