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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 would put together though! Auburn teeth aligners are common nowadays. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees many Auburn chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are nearly imperceptible. They are bendable. They come out when the clear aligner wearer needs to take them out. Wearers acquire 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. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. had not imagined that orthodontic and Auburn chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most Auburn chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Auburn orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research reports that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial factors to ponder when the treatment plan is set. 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 differences were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or faulty 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 corrected the condition. Invisalign® wearers completed their care faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement wasn’t as “great” in efficacy as fixed appliances. (2) One study planned to determine associations 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 consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is fine with having the Auburn orthodontists determine this!


But Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 influence body posture. The the upper and lower spine units are involved. 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 modify a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors hindering the jaw closing muscles and, likely, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is as astonished as our Auburn chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Auburn chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Auburn chiropractic visit at Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. to check your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Auburn 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 Auburn chiropractic helps. 
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