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! Baton Rouge teeth aligners are standard now. Spine & Sports Rehab Center meets many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are nearly imperceptible. They are flexible. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she wishes to remove them. Wearers acquire 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. Spine & Sports Rehab Center had not imagined that orthodontic and Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Baton Rouge chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Baton Rouge orthodontic patients lived with them! Research reports that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important elements to consider when the treatment plan is set. Invisalign® technology permits clinicians to predict tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the real outcomes may vary from those predictions. Most variances 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 when the jaws close) changes teeth straightening treatment planning. When comparing Invisalign aligners to 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 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 given extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center is fine with having the Baton Rouge orthodontists determine this!


But Spine & Sports Rehab 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 sway 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 modified.  It has been documented 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, changing  mandibular posture. (4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center is as astonished as our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center to test your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Spine & Sports Rehab Center works 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. 
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