Inman Aligner

inman-alignerMany people are keen to ‘tidy up’ just their front teeth which are visible to others- but are put off by the requirement of wearing train track braces- and even invisible braces- for long periods of time. Likewise, those who may have had orthodontic treatment in childhood can often find their teeth relapse in adult years and that they would quite like to re-straighten them again.

Up until recently, the only real option other than braces has been porcelain veneers. Unfortunately this option can be quite extreme requiring heavy grinding of the teeth and often means that many people just put up with teeth they are unhappy with.

Anyone looking for a simple, fast and cost effective way of straightening just a few of their front teeth- top or bottom- should seriously consider the Inman Aligner. Bracket braces and other invisible alternatives can take several months to work, yet with the Inman Aligner your front teeth could be straightened in as little as 6-16 weeks.

The Inman Aligner now offers a real alternative for those looking to move just a few of their front teeth.

The Inman Aligner is a simple, removable appliance incorporating nickel titanium oil springs that power two aligner bows which gently oppose each other. The inner bow works by pushing against the back of the teeth whilst the outer bow pulls back on the front teeth helping to guide the teeth into their new position quickly. The braces can be easily removed and re-inserted by the patient as required.

The system is ideal for mild to moderate crowding or protrusion of the front teeth but may not be suitable if more complex movements are required. Although not an invisible brace, the Inman Aligner is ideal for straightening just a few of your front teeth- quickly helping you to get a brand new smile with less hassle and expense than some other systems.

How does it work?

inman-alignerThe 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 below 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 with 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.

What’s involved in Treatment with the Inman Aligner?

  • Find a Certified dentist who will determine if the Inman Aligner is suitable for you.
  • 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 lingually bonded retainer or an Essix retainer.