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Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

January 02, 2018

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now there is a pair. Not necessarily a pair you’d put together though! Nashua teeth aligners are popular nowadays. Moriarty Chiropractic meets many Nashua chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are nearly invisible. They are bendable. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she wants 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. Moriarty Chiropractic had not thought that orthodontic and Nashua chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Nashua chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Nashua orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research finds that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial elements 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 differ from those expectations. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or incorrect relationship between the teeth of the two dental arches 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 finished faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement was not as “great” in efficacy as fixed appliances. (2) One study decided to determine associations 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 parameters, so patients with severe malocclusions ought to be given extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is planned. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic is in line with having the Nashua orthodontists determine this!


But Moriarty Chiropractic 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 modified.  It’s been said that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, likely, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic is as astonished as our Nashua chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Moriarty Chiropractic is aware of this potential and looks for it in Nashua chiropractic patients who wear these.

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