Orthodontics are a group of methods that allow for the movement of your teeth over time into their correct positions to allow for a healthy, beautiful straightened smile. It is the ultimate smile makeover.
The commonality between these methods is that ultimately, your teeth end up in a beautiful aesthetic smile.
Which method suits you is dependant on the type of malocclusion you have and can be determined by your dentist as well as you depending on your preference.
The Inman Aligner utilises a coiled Nickel Titanium spring to create force on the inside or the back of your teeth. The bar that runs across the front of your teeth, on the other hand, is designed to squeeze your teeth into position. Since the bar is continually pulling and pushing your teeth into place, the treatment time necessary with the Inman Aligner is usually shorter than the treatment time needed for other types of invisible braces, and can produce impressive results for the right sort of patient. Most patients can be treated in 6 to 16 weeks. Simple cases can even be completed in 4 weeks. Another attraction of the Inman Aligner is that it reduces the number of visits you need to make to the dentist and the time you have to spend there. Typically, getting your Aligner fitted will involve four trips to the dentist of around 15 minutes each.
Unlike traditional braces, with invisalign there are no brackets or wires. So it is generally agreed to be a more comfortable, less intrusive and more aesthetically pleasing orthodontic treatment. The other appealing aspect of Invisalign is that the aligners are moulded to suit your teeth and how you want them to look. Conventional braces are constantly being tightened and screwed in again as they lose their shape and tension every few weeks. Invisalign works more effectively and efficiently, exerting the right amount of pressure without the need for tightening. For you, that means fewer visits to the dentist.
As with any orthodontic treatment, at home oral hygiene is of utmost importance throughout treatment to ensure great stable results are achieved and maintained. Gums play a large role in holding teeth in a stable firm hold and fillings need to avoided throughout Invisalign treatment to ensure the prefabricated retainers continue to fit throughout treatment. Oral Hygiene starts from childhood. Above our our recommendations on how to look after your child’s teeth.