Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

January 02, 2018

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now that is a pair. Not necessarily a pair you would put together though! Southern New Hampshire teeth aligners are common nowadays. New Hampshire Spine and Sport meets many Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are almost imperceptible. They are bendable. They come out when the clear aligner wearer needs to take them out. Wearers get 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. New Hampshire Spine and Sport hadn’t thought that orthodontic and Southern New Hampshire chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Southern New Hampshire orthodontic patients lived with them! Research presents that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial elements to ponder when the treatment plan is arranged. Invisalign® technology lets clinicians to forecast tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the real outcomes may differ from those expectations. Most differences were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or imprecise relationship between the teeth of the top and bottom teeth when they near each other as the jaws close) affects 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 set out to determine correlations 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 given extra attention especially if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is fine with having the Southern New Hampshire orthodontists determine this!


But New Hampshire Spine and Sport is ready to help when posture issues arise in the process of aligning teeth . A recent study reports 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 altered.  It has been said that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, consequently, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, likely, changing  mandibular posture. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is as amazed as our Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! New Hampshire Spine and Sport is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Southern New Hampshire chiropractic patients who wear these.

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