Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now that’s a pair. Not necessarily a pair you’d put together though! New York City teeth aligners are standard now. Innate Wisdom meets many New York City chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are almost invisible. They are bendable. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she wants to remove them. Wearers obtain some control of the process. All is good, and yet the treatment planning like that of Invisalign® is newer technology. Everyone is finding out more about it. Innate Wisdom hadn’t thought that orthodontic and New York City chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most New York City chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many New York City orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research reports that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important elements to consider 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 between 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. When comparing Invisalign aligners to conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both improved the condition. Invisalign® wearers completed their care faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement was not as “great” in effectiveness as fixed appliances. (2) One study set out 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 ought to be given extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Innate Wisdom is in line with having the New York City orthodontists determine this!


But Innate Wisdom is ready to help when posture issues arise in the process of aligning teeth . A new study points out that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well sway body posture. The upper spine and lower spine sections are affected. When clear aligner wearers were examined after 6 months of use, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were changed.  It has been documented that these clear aligners adjust a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, likely, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Innate Wisdom is as amazed as our New York City chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Innate Wisdom is aware of this potential and looks for it in New York City chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a New York City chiropractic visit at Innate Wisdom to test your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Innate Wisdom works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! New York City 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 New York City chiropractic helps. 
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