Inman Aligner Leicester & Loughborough
The revolutionary Inman aligner is a simple orthodontic appliance used to straighten crooked or misaligned front teeth. Its main advantage is that it achieves rapid tooth straightening in a fraction of the time of traditional metal braces and invisible or clear braces systems.
The Inman Aligner:
- Is an alternative to Invisible Braces.
- Allows you to achieve great results using a single appliance.
- Can give you a wonderful smile with less hassle and expense in a shorter period of time.
- Can be removed and inserted as easily as a retainer to eat and clean your teeth or for social events.
- With the Inman Aligner, your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position quickly and effectively in a matter of weeks. This is an ideal solution for adults who had orthodontic treatment in the past and their teeth have started to move again.
Is the Inman Aligner new?
Although it is a relatively new product in the UK many patients have been treated with Inman Aligners to straighten misaligned teeth for over 12 years. In the UK approximately 500 new patients are prescribed treatment with Inman Aligners every month.
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. It is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth only and is not suitable for alignment of back teeth or complex orthodontic problems. Invisalign can treat full arches (all your teeth). When the back teeth need treatment ie the arch width is too narrow we can use a pre-treatment to expand the arches and follow with the Inman Aligner. The treatment time is usually faster than clear braces.
Will the Inman Aligner be uncomfortable?
No. Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliances are easily tolerated. However, we suggest that you use a mild painkiller such as ibuprofen or paracetamol for the first few days of treatment if you encounter any discomfort.
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 appliance over time and be able to speak fine with them in place. Like anything foreign to your mouth, it may cause you to salivate more than usual for 24 to 48 hours.
How does it work?
The Inman Aligner utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the back of the teeth that need repositioning and a wire across the front of the teeth that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to “squeeze” teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment. 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 a minimum of 16 to 20 hours a day.
Won’t my teeth move back?
With any orthodontic treatment, once you have achieved your desired result retention is essential. Either a fixed bonded retainer or a clear night-time removable retainer can be used.
If you are considering orthodontic treatment but you are unsure as to which treatment is right for you then you could benefit from a free orthodontic consultation. Other teeth straightening treatments that we offer include Invisalign and 6 Month Braces.
Inman Aligner in Leicester and Loughborough
If you are looking for a brighter smile and are situated in the Midlands, you will find that our Loughborough and Leicester clinics are in easy to reach and convenient locations.