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Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

January 02, 2018

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now there’s a pair. Not necessarily a pair you’d put together though! Augusta teeth aligners are popular nowadays. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic sees many Augusta chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are nearly unseen. They are bendable. They come out when the clear aligner wearer needs 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 finding out more about it. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic had not imagined that orthodontic and Augusta chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Augusta chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Augusta orthodontic patients lived with them! Research reports that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are key elements to ponder when the treatment plan is arranged. Invisalign® technology allows clinicians to forecast tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the actual outcomes may differ from those predictions. Most differences 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 when the jaws close) plays a role in teeth straightening treatment planning. In a comparison study of Invisalign® to these 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 effectiveness 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 effect on body posture than other craniofacial factors, so patients with severe malocclusions ought to be given extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is in line with having the Augusta orthodontists determine this!


But Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is fine when called upon to help with any posture issues that arise. A new study reports that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well sway body posture. The upper spine and lower spine sections are affected. After 6 months of wearing these clear aligners, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were altered.  It has been said that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, consequently, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is as astonished as our Augusta chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Augusta chiropractic patients who wear these.

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