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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! Peoria teeth aligners are popular nowadays. Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture meets many Peoria chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are nearly invisible. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer wants to remove them. 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. Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture had not thought that orthodontic and Peoria chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Peoria chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Peoria orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research reports that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important factors to think about when the treatment plan is set. Invisalign® technology lets clinicians to predict tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the actual outcomes may vary from those predictions. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or faulty relationship between the teeth of the two dental arches when they near each other when the jaws close) influences teeth straightening treatment planning. When comparing Invisalign aligners to 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 relationships 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 ought to be extended extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is fine with having the Peoria orthodontists determine this!


But Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is ready to help when posture issues arise in the process of aligning teeth . A recent study points out that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well sway 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 altered.  It has been reported that these clear aligners change a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, consequently, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is as amazed as our Peoria chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Carter Chiropractic & Acupuncture is aware of this potential and looks for it in Peoria chiropractic patients who wear these.

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