Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now that is a pair. Not necessarily a pair you would put together though! Williamson teeth aligners are common today. Apple Country Chiropractic meets many Williamson chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are nearly unseen. They are bendable. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she desires to take them out. Wearers acquire 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. Apple Country Chiropractic hadn’t imagined that orthodontic and Williamson chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Williamson chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Williamson orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research finds that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial factors to consider when the treatment plan is set. Invisalign® technology allows clinicians to calculate 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 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 wasn’t as “great” in efficacy as fixed appliances. (2) One study decided 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 factors, so patients with severe malocclusions need to be extended extra consideration especially if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic is in line with having the Williamson orthodontists determine this!


But Apple Country Chiropractic 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 influence 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 modified.  It has been said that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, subsequently, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, changing  mandibular posture. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic is as amazed as our Williamson chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Apple Country Chiropractic is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Williamson chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Williamson chiropractic visit at Apple Country Chiropractic to test your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Apple Country Chiropractic works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Williamson 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 Williamson chiropractic helps. 
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