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 remove them. 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!
TOOTH ALIGNMENT TREATMENT AND PLANNING
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 predict 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!
TOOTH ALIGNMENT WITH INVISALIGN AND POSTURE
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
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
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.