Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now that’s a pair. Not necessarily a pair you would put together though! Paramus teeth aligners are standard now. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center meets many Paramus chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are almost unseen. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer needs 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. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center had not thought that orthodontic and Paramus chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Paramus chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Paramus orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research presents that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important issues to ponder 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 differ from those predictions. Most differences were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or incorrect relationship of the teeth of the top and bottom teeth when they near each other as 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 addressed 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 relationships 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 factors, so patients with severe malocclusions ought to be extended extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is fine with having the Paramus orthodontists determine this!


But Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is fine when called upon to help with any posture issues that arise. A recent study points out that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well affect body posture. The upper spine and lower spine sections are influenced. When clear aligner wearers were examined after 6 months of use, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were altered.  It’s been reported that these clear aligners adjust a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, subsequently, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is as astonished as our Paramus chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is aware of this potential and looks for it in Paramus chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Paramus chiropractic visit at Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center to examine your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Paramus 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 Paramus chiropractic helps. 
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