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Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now there is a pair. Not necessarily a pair you would put together though! Sitka teeth aligners are common nowadays. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka sees many Sitka chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are almost invisible. They are flexible. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she wishes to take them out. Wearers gain 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. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka hadn’t thought that orthodontic and Sitka chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most Sitka chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Sitka orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research finds that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important factors to think about when the treatment plan is arranged. 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 predictions. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or faulty relationship of the teeth of the top and bottom teeth when they come close to each other as the jaws close) plays a role in 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 finished faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement wasn’t as “great” in efficacy as fixed appliances. (2) One study planned 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 especially if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is in line with having the Sitka orthodontists determine this!


But Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 affect body posture. The upper spine and lower spine sections are involved. 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 said that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is as astonished as our Sitka chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is aware of this potential and looks for it in Sitka chiropractic patients who wear these.

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