Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now there is a pair. Not necessarily a pair you’d put together though! Manchester teeth aligners are standard now. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries sees many Manchester chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are almost imperceptible. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer wants to take them out. 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. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries hadn’t thought that orthodontic and Manchester chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Manchester chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Manchester orthodontic patients lived with them! Research reports that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are key elements to think about 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 vary from those expectations. Most differences were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or imprecise 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 wasn’t as “great” in efficacy 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 effect on body posture than other craniofacial parameters, so patients with severe malocclusions need to be extended extra attention especially if a jaw surgery is being considered. (3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is in line with having the Manchester orthodontists determine this!


But Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is ready to help when posture issues arise in the process of aligning teeth . A recent study reports that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well sway body posture. The the upper and lower spine units are influenced. When clear aligner wearers were examined after 6 months of use, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were changed.  It has been reported that these clear aligners adjust a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, changing  mandibular posture. (4) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is as amazed as our Manchester chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Manchester chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Manchester chiropractic visit at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries to examine your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries deals with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Manchester 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 Manchester chiropractic helps. 
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