What is an Inman Aligner?
An Inman Aligner is a cost-effective removable orthodontic appliance that moves teeth in a fraction of the time it would take to move your teeth with conventional braces. It aligns crowded or overhanging anterior teeth with two opposing spring-loaded aligner bars. This provides gentle but continuous pressure over an extensive range of movement.
How long does it take?
The average treatment time is only 8-12 weeks. The treatment can take less than 6-8 weeks if the crowding is not severe.
How does it work?
The Inman Aligner has a lingual coil spring that directs two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, leading the teeth into their new position. This gentle pressure is active over an extensive range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so rapidly.
Advantages of using an Inman Aligner
- It is cost-effective compared to other orthodontic treatments
- You can have a great smile in a short period
- The aligners are removable
Disadvantages of the Inman Aligner
- Wearing the Inman Aligner may influence your speech for a week or two while your tongue adjusts.
What’s involved in Treatment with the Inman Aligner?
Our specialized dentist will establish if the Inman Aligner is suitable for you. Impressions are taken so that we can make your custom-made Inman Aligner. Wear the aligner for 16-20 hours a day. Regular Inman checks every 2-3 weeks.