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Inman Aligner

People who live an active lifestyle and have crooked teeth may benefit from orthodontic treatment with the Inman Aligner. Designed to correct improper bites and misaligned teeth, the Inman Aligner offers adults a trusted teeth straightening option.

The Inman Aligner corrects many problems that patients may have thought could only be corrected with cosmetic dental treatment such as dental veneers. They are an effective and comfortable means of correcting misalignment. After an initial consultation and examination a full explanation of what can be expected from Inman Aligner treatment will be given.

What is the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner originated in America in 2000 and treats approximately 500 patients per month. Now used all over the world to treat patients in need of front teeth realignment and positioning, patients benefit from timely results that improve their appearance and oral functionality.

Patients suffering from an improper bite can have their bite corrected with the Inman Aligner to improve oral function and boost confidence in their smile. The joy of the Inman Aligner is that it is designed to fit in with patients' normal lifestyles and follow-up appointments will be booked according to your schedule and work needs.

What are the different models of Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is designed to exert orthodontic pressure specific to patients' tooth alignment requirements. The dentist will provide a recommendation on which Inman Aligner system best meets the needs of the patient, which is based on diagnosis and oral dimensions.

  • Standard Inman Aligner - coil sections work to correct crowded teeth and tooth rotations pertaining to the front of the mouth.
  • Invisible Inman Aligner - an invisible retainer using lingual active components steadily moves teeth into alignment.
  • White Bow Inman Aligner - the cheapest option amongst the Inman Aligner choices. Nevertheless the wire is discreet and a hard acrylic is used to ensure enhanced results.
  • Clear Bow Inman Aligner - the most discreet of the Inman Aligner braces because the presence of the wire at the front teeth is now absent.

How do patients benefit from the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is an affordable alternate to metal braces and other orthodontic care solutions. Although not entirely invisible the Inman Aligner is a trusted teeth straightening and bite correction alternative, with exceptionally fast treatment times.

Treatment time is an obvious benefit to dental patients, taking between 6 and 16 weeks. This is the expected treatment time only in cases where the Inman Aligner is worn for the recommended time of 20 hours a day. Patients experience teeth straightening benefits in next to no time.

As the Inman Aligner is easily removed wearers can eat and perform oral hygiene maintenance as normal. There is no concern about food becoming trapped in brace fixtures, as can be the case with traditional metal braces. The Inman Aligner is designed for comfort and to be minimally noticeable. Fewer adjustments are needed with the Inman Aligner, which means that patients experience fewer interruptions to their lifestyle and work schedules.

What is involved in Inman Aligner treatment?

Once the patient's oral dimensions are taken using X-rays, photographs and impression moulds, the Inman Aligner braces will be custom-made per these specifications. The dentist will then fit the braces and explain how best to wear and care for your Inman Aligners.

The brace works by applying gentle pressure to the teeth via a spring coil bar at the rear of the teeth and a bar across the front teeth. These two components work against each other to create a push and pull effect, with teeth gradually being squeezed into correct alignment. The dentist will monitor the patient during the course of treatment to ensure enhanced results.

Is Inman Aligner treatment painful?

Once patients adjust to the brace treatment is pain-free and comfortable. However, when a new item is put in the mouth there is some initial discomfort but painkillers can be used where necessary. Once you are used to the Inman Aligner's arrangement in the mouth, such short-term sensations fade and patients experience comfortable treatment with fantastic results.

What alternatives are there?

Baker Street Dental Clinic offers a wide range of orthodontic choices for patients wishing to improve their smiles. The choice of orthodontic treatment will depend on patients' oral conditions and bite. If you are unsuitable for the Inman Aligner alternatives include Invisalign and Damon Braces.

Invisalign is a discreet tooth straightening brace designed to enhance appearance during and after treatment. Patients with misaligned and overlapping teeth or an improper bite have the option of complete teeth alignment for a symmetrical and beautiful smile. The Inman Aligner treats specific teeth positioning at the front of the mouth, whereas Invisalign covers more teeth alignment requirements.

Ideal for young people sensitive about their self-image, Damon Braces effectively correct misaligned teeth using low-friction action and a slide system for minimal discomfort. Although not as discreet as Invisalign the Inman Aligner requires less patient maintenance and is much faster.

Our dental team is on hand to provide you with further information about teeth straightening options and smile makeovers that can positively change your life.

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