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! Plymouth teeth aligners are popular now. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology sees many Plymouth chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are nearly invisible. They are bendable. They come out when the clear aligner wearer needs to remove them. Wearers obtain 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. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology hadn’t thought that orthodontic and Plymouth chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most Plymouth chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Plymouth orthodontic patients lived with them! Research shows that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are key factors 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 real outcomes may differ from those calculations. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or imprecise relationship between the teeth of the top and bottom teeth when they come close to 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 completed their care 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 effect on body posture than other craniofacial parameters, so patients with severe malocclusions need to be given extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is being considered. (3) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is fine with having the Plymouth orthodontists determine this!


But Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology 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 influence body posture. The upper spine and lower spine sections are involved. After 6 months of wearing these clear aligners, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were altered.  It has been documented 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, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is as amazed as our Plymouth chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Plymouth chiropractic patients who wear these.

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