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Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now that’s a pair. Not necessarily a pair you would put together though! Malverne teeth aligners are common today. Malverne Health & Wellness sees many Malverne chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are virtually invisible. They are flexible. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she desires to remove them. Wearers gain 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. Malverne Health & Wellness hadn’t imagined that orthodontic and Malverne chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most Malverne chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Malverne orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research writes that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important factors to think about when the treatment plan is arranged. Invisalign® technology allows clinicians to calculate tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the actual outcomes may differ from those predictions. Most differences were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or incorrect relationship of the teeth of the two dental arches when they come close to each other when the jaws close) influences teeth straightening treatment planning. When comparing Invisalign aligners to conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both corrected 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 extended extra consideration especially if a jaw surgery is being considered. (3) Malverne Health & Wellness is in line with having the Malverne orthodontists determine this!


But Malverne Health & Wellness 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 sway body posture. The upper spine and lower spine sections are affected. After 6 months of wearing these clear aligners, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were altered.  It’s been reported that these clear aligners change a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, quite possibly, changing  mandibular posture. (4) Malverne Health & Wellness is as astonished as our Malverne chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Malverne Health & Wellness is aware of this potential and looks for it in Malverne chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Malverne chiropractic visit at Malverne Health & Wellness to check your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Malverne Health & Wellness works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Malverne 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 Malverne chiropractic helps. 
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