What is the Inman Aligner?
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The Inman Aligner is the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. It is really fast, very safe and great value. With the patented Inman Aligner, your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks. Most cases complete in 6-18 weeks and because it's removable you can take it out to fit with your lifestyle.
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 dental treatment options such as bonding or minimal veneers.
How does it 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 video above 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.
Who is suitable for treatment with the Inman Aligner?
If you have mild crowding of the front teeth you are likely to be suitable. You may have had braces in the past. A lot of our patients who have the Inman Aligner treatment had braces as a teenager but the teeth have relapsed and moved as they got older. You may have always had straight teeth but recently started to notice changes - one tooth may have moved forward or back or twisted. This is a common problem and the Inman aligner can quickly correct this before the crowding gets worse and before the need for more extensive or comprehensive orthodontic treatment.
You may also be suitable for the Inman aligner if you are thinking about having other cosmetic treatment to your front teeth such as veneers, as the Inman alginer will get your teeth to a better position. This makes the dental veneer or composite bonding treatment minimally invasive. In the past the tooth that is in the wrong position will have required a lot of invasive preparation to the tooth to get it in line with the other teeth first, or the veneer would have been overly bulky. Now the Inman aligner as a pretreatment solves this issue to give you more natural looking veneers with minimal preparation.
How long is the treatment with the Inman Aligner?
Most cases are completed within 6-18 weeks.
What's involved in Treatment with the Inman Aligner?
Book an appointment Dr Angela Ly at Your Smile Clinic Manchester for a consultation to see if you are suitable for the Inman Aligner
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
Call us today on 0161327 2878 to book an appointment or find out more