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Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now that’s a pair. Not necessarily a pair you would put together though! Millville teeth aligners are standard now. Wilson Family Chiropractic sees many Millville chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are virtually imperceptible. They are bendable. They come out when the clear aligner wearer wishes to remove them. Wearers gain some control of the process. All is good, and yet the treatment planning like that of Invisalign® is newer technology. Everyone is finding out more about it. Wilson Family Chiropractic had not imagined that orthodontic and Millville chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most Millville chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Millville orthodontic patients lived with them! Research finds that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial factors to consider when the treatment plan is arranged. Invisalign® technology permits clinicians to calculate 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 imprecise relationship between the teeth of the top and bottom teeth when they come close to each other when 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 corrected the condition. Invisalign® wearers finished faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement wasn’t as “great” in effectiveness as fixed appliances. (2) One study set out 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 parameters, so patients with severe malocclusions need to be given extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Wilson Family Chiropractic is in line with having the Millville orthodontists determine this!


But Wilson Family Chiropractic 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 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 altered.  It’s been reported that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, changing  mandibular posture. (4) Wilson Family Chiropractic is as astonished as our Millville chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Wilson Family Chiropractic is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Millville chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Millville chiropractic visit at Wilson Family Chiropractic to check your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Wilson Family Chiropractic works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Millville 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 Millville chiropractic helps. 
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