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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’d put together though! Colorado Springs teeth aligners are standard today. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR sees many Colorado Springs chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are almost invisible. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer wishes 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. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR hadn’t thought that orthodontic and Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Colorado Springs chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Colorado Springs orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research reports that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important factors to consider when the treatment plan is arranged. Invisalign® technology lets clinicians to forecast 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 imprecise relationship of the teeth of the two dental arches when they near each other as the jaws close) affects 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 was not as “great” in efficacy 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 need to be given extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is fine with having the Colorado Springs orthodontists determine this!


But The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is ready to help when posture issues arise in the process of aligning teeth . A new study reports 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 said that these clear aligners change a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, subsequently, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, changing  mandibular posture. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is as amazed as our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Colorado Springs chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Colorado Springs chiropractic visit at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to test your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR deals with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic helps. 
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