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! Fort Wayne teeth aligners are standard today. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic sees many Fort Wayne chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are virtually imperceptible. They are bendable. They come out when the clear aligner wearer wants to take them out. 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. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic had not imagined that orthodontic and Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most Fort Wayne chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Fort Wayne orthodontic patients lived with them! Research shows that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial factors 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 imprecise relationship of the teeth of the top and bottom teeth when they near 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 improved 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 ought to be extended extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is fine with having the Fort Wayne orthodontists determine this!


But Aaron Chiropractic Clinic 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 affect 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 changed.  It’s been reported that these clear aligners modify a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, consequently, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is as astonished as our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is aware of this potential and looks for it in Fort Wayne chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic visit at Aaron Chiropractic Clinic to examine your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic deals with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne chiropractic helps. 
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