The Inman Aligner is an orthodontic appliance that is removable and designed to correct misalignment and adult relapse. The appliance is discreet, with just a fine metal wire visible, and you can remove the brace for special occasions.
The appliance is comparable to a retainer, but it has additional features and benefits that include:
- The ability to correct rotated teeth and mild crowding
- Increased comfort: the spring component of the aligner is made from nickel titanium, instead of stainless steel, enhancing patient comfort
- There are no issues with retention
- Less expensive than Invisalign
- Hassle-free, single-appliance treatment with great results
Treatment can address problems with the teeth at the front of the mouth.
How does it achieve results?
A coiled spring located at the rear of the teeth produces a squeezing force, while a metal bar at the front teeth reverses this force, effectively pushing and pulling the teeth into alignment.
How long is the process?
Treatment typically takes between 8 and 16 weeks. The appliance is fitted during two 30 minute appointments, and we will advise you to come and see us once a month for a quick 15 minute check-up.
Does it hurt?
There may be some mild discomfort to begin with, but this will subside quickly and you can take over-the-counter pain-relief.
Is the Inman Aligner a new treatment?
The Inman Aligner was first used in the USA in 2000 and has taken the world by storm. Around 500 patients start treatment with the brace every month in America and the results have been very positive.
Will it affect my speech?
Your speech may be mildly affected for the first 7-10 days, but you will soon get used to the appliance and your speech will return to normal.
Can the Inman Aligner be compared to Invisalign?
Not really. It is used to treat the front teeth, while Invisalign can be used to treat the full arch.
Will the treatment be uncomfortable?
It may take a little while to get used to wearing the Inman Aligner. However, treatment is comfortable and painless, as the appliance uses the latest technology to move the teeth quickly but gently.
Will I need to visit my dentist for frequent check-ups?
The brace is designed to reduce the number of dental visits. Your dentist will advise you on how often you need to have check-ups.