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! Pflugerville teeth aligners are popular today. Pflugerville Wellness Center sees many Pflugerville chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are almost unseen. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer wishes to take them out. Wearers obtain some control of the process. All is good, and yet the treatment planning like that of Invisalign® is newer technology. Everyone is learning more about it. Pflugerville Wellness Center had not imagined that orthodontic and Pflugerville chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most Pflugerville chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Pflugerville orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research reports that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important elements to ponder when the treatment plan is arranged. Invisalign® technology permits clinicians to forecast tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the actual outcomes may differ from those calculations. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or faulty relationship of the teeth of the two dental arches when they come close to each other as the jaws close) changes teeth straightening treatment planning. In a comparison study of Invisalign® to these conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both addressed the condition. Invisalign® wearers completed their care faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement was not as “great” in efficacy as fixed appliances. (2) One study planned to determine associations 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 factors, so patients with severe malocclusions ought to be extended extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center is fine with having the Pflugerville orthodontists determine this!


But Pflugerville Wellness Center is ready to help when posture issues arise in the process of aligning teeth . A new study points out that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well influence body posture. The upper spine and lower spine sections are influenced. After 6 months of wearing these clear aligners, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were altered.  It’s been said that these clear aligners adjust a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, likely, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center is as astonished as our Pflugerville chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Pflugerville Wellness Center is aware of this potential and looks for it in Pflugerville chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic visit at Pflugerville Wellness Center to check your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Pflugerville Wellness Center deals with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville chiropractic helps. 
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