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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! Ashburn teeth aligners are popular nowadays. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn sees many Ashburn chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are almost unseen. They are flexible. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she wants to remove them. Wearers obtain some control of the procedure. All is good, and yet the treatment planning like that of Invisalign® is newer technology. Everyone is learning more about it. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn had not imagined that orthodontic and Ashburn chiropractic treatment plans might come in contact with each other. Surprise!


Most Ashburn chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Ashburn orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research writes that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial factors to ponder when the treatment plan is set. Invisalign® technology permits clinicians to predict tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the real 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 top and bottom teeth when they near each other when the jaws close) influences 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 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 influence on body posture than other craniofacial factors, so patients with severe malocclusions ought to be given extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is being considered. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is fine with having the Ashburn orthodontists determine this!


But Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn 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 sway body posture. The the upper and lower spine units are influenced. After 6 months of wearing these clear aligners, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were changed.  It’s been said that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors inhibiting the jaw closing muscles and, likely, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is as astonished as our Ashburn chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Ashburn chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic visit at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn to test your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Ashburn 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 Ashburn chiropractic helps. 
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