Postural Changes When Wearing Clear Aligners like Invisalign®

Clear teeth aligners and posture!?  Now that’s a pair. Not necessarily a pair you’d put together though! Baton Rouge teeth aligners are standard today. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation sees many Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who have chosen to use these new devices to straighten teeth. They are nearly imperceptible. They are flexible. The clear aligner wearer can take them out whenever he or she needs to remove them. 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. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation had not thought that orthodontic and Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plans might cross paths. Surprise!


Most Baton Rouge chiropractic patients recall (too well for some!)  the classic fixed appliances (braces) used in orthodontics to straighten teeth. Many Baton Rouge orthodontic patients experienced them firsthand! Research writes that in using Invisalign® technology, tooth type and movement are important 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 actual outcomes may vary from those expectations. Most variances were not clinically relevant though. (1) Malocclusion (a misalignment or incorrect relationship of the teeth of the two dental arches when they near 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 improved the condition. Invisalign® wearers completed their care faster (by 5.7 months!). Invisalign® improvement was not 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 ought to be extended extra attention particularly if a jaw surgery is being considered. (3) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is in line with having the Baton Rouge orthodontists determine this!


But Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 the upper and lower spine units are involved. When clear aligner wearers were examined after 6 months of use, 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 aligners placement over the teeth and, subsequently, stimulate periodontal receptors obstructing the jaw closing muscles and, likely, altering  mandibular posture. (4) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is as amazed as our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with everything that is possible with these clear aligners! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is aware of this potential and looks for it in Baton Rouge chiropractic patients who wear these.

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic visit at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation to test your posture whether you are wearing Invisalign® or not! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation deals with all kinds of pairs related to the spine and posture! Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic helps. 
« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."