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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! Montreal teeth aligners are common nowadays. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic sees many Montreal chiropractic patients who have decided to use these new devices to adjust teeth. They are virtually imperceptible. They are flexible. They come out when the clear aligner wearer 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 finding out more about it. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic hadn’t thought that orthodontic and Montreal chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Montreal chiropractic patients remember (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Montreal orthodontic patients lived with them! Research finds that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are crucial issues to think about when the treatment plan is set. Invisalign® technology allows clinicians to predict tooth positions with high accuracy when done in nonextraction cases, but some of the real outcomes may differ from those calculations. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or imprecise relationship of the teeth of the two dental arches when they come close to each other as the jaws close) affects teeth straightening treatment planning. When comparing Invisalign aligners to conventional fixed appliances for mild to moderate malocclusion issues, they both addressed the condition. Invisalign® wearers finished faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement was not as “great” in effectiveness as fixed appliances. (2) One study planned to determine correlations 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 need to be extended extra consideration particularly if a jaw surgery is being considered. (3) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is in line with having the Montreal orthodontists determine this!


But Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is fine when called upon to help with any posture issues that arise. A new study reports that clear, occlusal coverage aligners like Invisalign® may well affect 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 changed.  It has been reported that these clear aligners alter a wearer’s vertical height due to the aligners placement over the teeth and, consequently, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, likely, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is as amazed as our Montreal chiropractic patients with all that is possible with these clear aligners! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is aware of this potential and keeps it in mind when examining Montreal chiropractic patients who wear these.

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Schedule a Montreal chiropractic visit at Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic to examine your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic works with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Montreal 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 Montreal chiropractic helps. 
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