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! Vancouver teeth aligners are standard today. Vancouver Spine Care Centre meets many Vancouver chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are nearly unseen. 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 finding out more about it. Vancouver Spine Care Centre hadn’t imagined that orthodontic and Vancouver chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Vancouver chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Vancouver orthodontic patients lived with them! Research writes that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial elements to consider 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 actual outcomes may vary from those calculations. 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. In a comparison study of Invisalign® to these conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both improved the condition. Invisalign® wearers finished faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement wasn’t 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 extended extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre is fine with having the Vancouver orthodontists determine this!


But Vancouver Spine Care Centre 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 influence 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 modified.  It’s been documented that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, consequently, stimulate periodontal receptors hindering the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre is as amazed as our Vancouver chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Vancouver Spine Care Centre is aware of this potential and looks for it in Vancouver chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic visit at Vancouver Spine Care Centre to test your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Vancouver Spine Care Centre works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Vancouver 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 Vancouver chiropractic helps. 
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