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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’d put together though! Vancouver teeth aligners are standard now. Vancouver Disc Centers meets many Vancouver chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are almost unseen. They are bendable. They come out when the clear aligner wearer wants to remove them. Wearers get 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. Vancouver Disc Centers hadn’t thought 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 presents that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial issues to think about when the treatment plan is set. Invisalign® technology lets clinicians to calculate tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the actual outcomes may vary from those expectations. Most differences 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 as the jaws close) changes 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 correlations 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 factors, so patients with severe malocclusions ought to be given extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers is fine with having the Vancouver orthodontists determine this!


But Vancouver Disc Centers is fine when called upon to help with any posture issues that arise. A new study reports that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well affect body posture. The upper spine and lower spine sections are influenced. After 6 months of wearing these clear aligners, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were altered.  It’s been documented that these clear aligners adjust a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors hindering the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers is as astonished as our Vancouver chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Vancouver Disc Centers 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 Disc Centers to check your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Vancouver Disc Centers deals 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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