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Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now there’s a pair. Not necessarily a pair you’d put together though! Manahawkin teeth aligners are popular today. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center meets many Manahawkin chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are virtually invisible. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer needs to take them out. Wearers obtain some control of the process. All is good, and yet the treatment planning like that of Invisalign® is newer technology. Everyone is learning more about it. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center had not imagined that orthodontic and Manahawkin chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Manahawkin chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Manahawkin orthodontic patients lived with them! Research finds that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial factors to consider when the treatment plan is arranged. 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 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 come close to each other when the jaws close) affects teeth straightening treatment planning. In a comparison study of Invisalign® to these 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 effectiveness as fixed appliances. (2) One study planned to determine relationships 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 need to be given extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is fine with having the Manahawkin orthodontists determine this!


But Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is fine when called upon to help with any posture issues that arise. A new study points out that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well influence 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 has been reported 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, quite possibly, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is as amazed as our Manahawkin chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Manahawkin chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic visit at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center to check your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center deals with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin chiropractic helps. 
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