The Inman Aligner is an orthodontic appliance renowned for moving teeth quickly. It is often recommended as an alternative to invisible braces for patients with minor orthodontic irregularities. The Inman Aligner is removable, comfortable and is made using a coiled spring and metal bar.
This is an effective solution for the treating minor problems with the front teeth. It is not suitable for patients with more complex orthodontic needs as it can only achieve a limited amount of movement.
The Inman Aligner has many of the same advantages as invisible braces. However, unlike invisible braces, the aligner does have a visible metal bar but most people are willing to sacrifice the aesthetics of the brace for an incredibly short treatment time (usually a maximum of 18 weeks).
The Inman Aligner is best suited to people with minor orthodontic issues who are looking to achieve results fast. They work best on problems with the upper and lower front teeth.
During your consultation, the dentist will assess your suitability for treatment and take any necessary photographs and x-rays. Impressions of your teeth will also be taken which will be sent to our laboratory to manufacture the appliance.
The aligner is made up of two sections - a coiled spring which is located on the inside of the teeth and a slim metal bar located on the front teeth. These parts generate combined forces to gently move the teeth into the desired alignment. The device is highly effective, quick and relatively painless.
We may need to attach small buttons to the teeth to help engage the appliance and ensure your treatment is completed quickly. The buttons are created using tooth coloured material.
When your aligner is first fitted, you may notice slight discomfort until you get used to your appliance. You may also notice that your speech and saliva production may be affected during the initial stages. However, you will soon get used to the aligner, but in the meantime, pain relief medication can help to ease any pain, or you can ask one of our friendly dental team for advice.
Treatment times are a great deal shorter than with most other orthodontic treatments. The timescale will vary from patient to patient but treatment typically takes between 6 to 18 weeks although results are visible within a couple of weeks. For optimum results, it is advisable to wear the appliance for at least 20 hours per day.
It can take a little time to get used to wearing the Inman aligner, but this is one of the most comfortable, painless treatments currently available. The Inman Aligner has been designed with the patient in mind and uses state of the art technology to align teeth quickly and painlessly.