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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! Largo teeth aligners are standard nowadays. Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees many Largo chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are nearly imperceptible. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer needs to take them out. Wearers get 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. Hollstrom & Associates Inc hadn’t imagined that orthodontic and Largo chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Largo chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used by orthodontists to straighten teeth. Many Largo orthodontic patients lived with them! Research presents that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial issues to think about when the treatment plan is arranged. Invisalign® technology lets clinicians to predict tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the real outcomes may vary from those expectations. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or imprecise relationship between the teeth of the two dental arches when they near each other as the jaws close) changes teeth straightening treatment planning. In a comparison study of Invisalign® to these conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both improved the condition. Invisalign® wearers finished faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement wasn’t as “great” in effectiveness as fixed appliances. (2) One study set out 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 factors, so patients with severe malocclusions ought to be given extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is being proposed. (3) Hollstrom & Associates Inc is in line with having the Largo orthodontists determine this!


But Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 influenced. When clear aligner wearers were examined after 6 months of use, the Kyphosis Angle, the Upper Thoracic Inclination and Pelvic Inclination were changed.  It’s been documented that these clear aligners adjust a wearer’s vertical height due to the occlusal coverage over the teeth and, then, stimulate periodontal receptors hindering the jaw closing muscles and, likely, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Hollstrom & Associates Inc is as astonished as our Largo chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Hollstrom & Associates Inc is aware of this potential and looks for it in Largo chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Largo chiropractic visit at Hollstrom & Associates Inc to test your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Hollstrom & Associates Inc works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Largo 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 Largo chiropractic helps. 
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