What is an Inman Aligner?
The Inman aligner has been around for many years to treat problems connected to alignment of front teeth, and is an orthodontic appliance. These aligners have gained in popularity recently due to the media attention that has surrounded them, highlighting their advantages over metal fixed braces. The first step will be a consultation. During your consultation your dentist will discuss how the Inman aligner could be of benefit to you as well as talking over any alternatives. Here are some answers to questions frequently asked about the Inman Aligner:
Why would you choose Inman Aligners?
It could be that your teeth are crooked - indeed some people have crooked teeth naturally. Most think they would need fixed metal braces to correct this but the Inman Aligner can be used very successfully to move front teeth in a matter of weeks. Compared to invisible braces such as the Invisalign system, the Inman aligner is also cheaper. These are the advantages:
- An alternative to Invisible Braces
- No need to change every 2 weeks, just one appliance
- Faster results than fixed or invisible braces
- Easily removed to eat and clean
Is the Inman system a new thing?
The Inman Aligner has been around for the last 8 years used in to treat orthodontic problems. An extremely popular treatment in the US it is rapidly gaining popularity here in the UK.
Is the Inman Aligner like Invisalign?
Force is low and the treatment slower with the Inman Aligner as it incorporates tiny Nickel Titanium springs capable of maintaining a higher tension used to treat only the top and bottom front teeth. Invisalign can treat full arches. Treatment time is usually faster than with clear braces.
Will Inman Aligner treatment be uncomfortable?
No. Gentle but steady orthodontic forces are generated, making the appliances easy to tolerate. Mild pain-killers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol for the first few days of treatment will be sufficient if you encounter any discomfort.
Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?
The Inman Aligner will affect the way to speak for a while. You will soon get used to it.
Will I need frequent adjustments?
Unlike other orthodontic treatments, the Inman Aligners are pre-programmed and that will reduce the need for a lot of visits to the practice. Lingual coil spring is utilized that put pressure on the teeth that need moving along with a bar that will reverse the pressure. Working together these components "squeeze" teeth together pushing and pulling them into line.
How long will it take me to acclimatize to my Inman Aligner?
About one week of wearing the Inman Aligner will be needed to become used to the aligners. Like anything else foreign to your mouth, you may salivate more for 24 to 48 hours and your speech will be affected for a while too.
How long will I have to wear the Inman Aligner for?
You can leave the appliance off when you like but the longer you wear the Inman Aligner the quicker you will see results. Recommendations are that you wear the appliance for at least 16 to 20 hours each day.
Will my teeth move back once my treatment is completed?
Wearing an orthodontic retainer is an essential part of any orthodontic treatment. Teeth will have a natural tendency to move back to their natural position over time. There are removable and fixed retainers. You would wear the removable retainer overnight 4-5 nights a week to begin with and then, over time, this will be reduced to 2-3 nights a week. A fixed retainer will normally be bonded to the back of the front teeth to maintain the result, with very thin orthodontic wire that cannot be seen.
The Inman Aligner will correct adult misaligned teeth. It has one single clear wire, and is barely visible. It's a removable orthodontic appliance that allows the wearer to go brace-free if they wish. Its advantages over a retainer are:
- Correction of moderate crowding or rotation of teeth
- The spring is made of nickel titanium rather than stainless steel making it more comfortable to wear
- No retention problems
- Advantages over other modern braces
- Less expense and less hassle
- Results in a shorter period of time
- Great results achieved with just one appliance
How long does the aligner take to fit?
Fitting the aligner will be done over two 30-minute appointments, and then you will need fifteen-minute monthly check-ups. Treatment can be completed in 8 to 16 weeks.
If you are looking for information or treatment with Inman Aligners, Dentists Near Me will have dental professionals willing to help, available at locations convenient to you.