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Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

January 02, 2018

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now that is a pair. Not necessarily a pair you would put together though! Baton Rouge teeth aligners are popular now. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers sees many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are nearly imperceptible. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer desires to take them out. Wearers get 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. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers had not imagined that orthodontic and Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most Baton Rouge chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Baton Rouge orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research presents that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important factors to ponder when the treatment plan is set. Invisalign® technology allows clinicians to forecast tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the real outcomes may vary from those calculations. Most differences 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 as the jaws close) influences 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 completed their care faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement wasn’t as “great” in efficacy as fixed appliances. (2) One study planned 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 ought to be extended extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is in line with having the Baton Rouge orthodontists determine this!


But Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers 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 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 changed.  It’s been said that these clear aligners modify a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors hindering the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is as amazed as our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers to examine your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers deals with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic helps.