The Inman Aligner now offers patients a fast orthodontic solution to straighten your teeth- for a beautiful smile makeover- at an affordable cost. The Inman Aligner works best for mildly and moderately crowded front teeth, so may not be suitable for everyone. However, in these situations we can offer other orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign or it may be possible to combine the treatment with veneers. This can be discussed fully at your consultation.
What is an Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a simple removable appliance used to align front teeth quickly and safely. It’s ideal as a stand alone treatment or to prealign teeth prior to further cosmetic options such as bonding or minimal veneers.
How does the Inman Aligner work?
The Inman Aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly. The image to the right shows the squeeze effect of the two aligner bows on the front teeth. The inner bow pushes forwards, while the outer bow pulls back on the front teeth.
How long is the treatment time for the Inman Aligner?
Most cases are completed within 6-18 weeks. Your Inman Aligner dentist will give you a realistic guide of what to expect. For suitable cases, the Inman Aligner is usually much faster than alternative orthodontic techniques.
What’s involved in treatment with the Inman Aligner?
Treatment can only begin after a consultation to assess your suitability and discuss your options. Impressions are needed so that the lab can fabricate your custom-made Inman Aligner. Initial fitting of the Aligner. Wear the Aligner 16-20 hours a day Regular Inman checks every 2-3 weeks. As with other orthodontic treatment, after treatment is completed with the Inman Aligner, retention is recommended for life to prevent relapse. Retention can come in the form of a lingual bonded retainer or an Essix retainer.
For more information on the Inman Aligner contact us on 0733698300 or check out the Inman Aligner website here.