How it worksThe Inman Aligner utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to "squeeze" teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.
Length of treatmentInman Aligner treatment typically takes 6-16 weeks. Simple cases can complete in a little over 1 month and more complex cases might take 4 months or so. Your Inman Aligner Dentist will give you a realistic guide of what to expect. Normally lower front teeth move a little faster than uppers.
- However, because the Inman Aligner is so highly efficient, when a case is suitable, it works much faster than alternative orthodontics techniques. This is what makes it so revolutionary and moves the Inman Aligner into the realms of cutting edge Cosmetic Dentistry.
ComfortLike any orthodontic appliance, the Aligner can feel a little uncomfortable for the first few days. After a week most patients are used to their Aligner and have no problems wearing it and it will quickly feel like it belongs in your mouth. Your speech will be affected for the first few days but it will get better!
Benefits of the Inman AlignerStraight teeth in 8 – 20 weeks
Removable brace for easy cleaning
Great for minor corrections
Ideal for correcting previous orthodontic treatment
Is the Inman Aligner comparable to Invisalign?Invisalign is made of a specialised plastic hence the forces are low and the treatment slower. The Inman Aligner incorporates tiny Nickel Titanium springs that are able to maintain a higher constant tension. The Inman Aligner is used mainly for treating front teeth only and is not suitable for all patients. The treatment time with the Inman Aligner is usually faster than clear braces.
Will treatment with the Inman Aligner be uncomfortable?No. Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliances are easily tolerated. It may be wise to take some mild pain killers for the first few days while you adjust though.
Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?Yes. The Inman Aligner will affect your speech for a week or two. You will however acclimate to the appliances over time and be able to speak fine with them in place.
Will I need to see you frequently for adjustments?The Inman Aligners are pre-programmed to reduce the need for multiple visits to our clinic. The Inman Aligner utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to "squeeze" teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.
- It will take about one week of wearing the Inman Aligner to become used to it. Like anything foreign to your mouth, it may cause you to salivate more than usual for 24 to 48 hours and could affect your speech for 7 to 10 days. You have the option of not wearing the appliance, however, the longer you wear the Inman Aligner the quicker the results. It is recommended that you wear the appliance for at least 16 to 20 hours a day.
Won’t my teeth move back?Provided you wear a retainer at night that will be supplied to you for a few nights a week your teeth should maintain their final position.
What is the Inman aligner NOT suitable for?
- It is NOT suitable for spaced teeth, moderately crowded or complex cases and in situations where canine or back teeth need to be moved.
Is the Inman aligner for me?
- If you have crooked teeth and are an adult and are looking for a rapid solution with an almost invisible braces then the Inman aligner could be for you. The Inman aligner also comes at a lower cost than many other orthodontic systems