Inman Aligners: an alternative to metal braces

If you’re interested in straightening your teeth and don’t want to wear metal braces, then the Inman Aligner system may be an excellent option for you. This appliance is very effective in accurately aligning crowded or protruding teeth. It moves teeth safely and quickly. Most patients will see optimal results within 8-16 weeks.

What is an Inman Aligner?

It looks like a retainer and can be inserted and removed like one. To help fit into your lifestyle, the Inman Aligner can be taken out for short periods throughout the day. Optimal wear is 20-22 hours a day.

First, we take a digital scan or an impression of your teeth. The Inman Aligner lab will use this to make a custom fitting appliance. Turnaround time is quick, and once it arrives back at our office, you will return so we can try it in and ensure a proper fit.

After starting treatment, you will visit our dental practice in Oakleigh every few weeks. At which time, we will check the progression of your tooth movement and make any necessary adjustments to your teeth and the appliance.

Braces or Inman Aligner: which is the best option?

Depending on the severity of your malocclusion, you may not require traditional metal braces.

This system only works to straighten mild to moderately misaligned front teeth, not full arches. You will want to make an appointment first so we can evaluate your bite to determine if you are a candidate for this orthodontic treatment.

Why we are the best choice for orthodontics and Inman Aligner in Oakleigh?

We’ve been providing exceptional dental and orthodontic care to the residents of Oakleigh for over 60 years. Dr Patel has used with Inman Aligner since he worked in the UK, long before anyone in Australia was significantly using it. This length of time has made him one of the most experienced Inman Aligner practitioners not only in Oakleigh, Huntingdale and Hughesdale, but the whole of Melbourne and Australia. This depth of experience is why Inman Aligner has appointed him as one of the Australian Trainers. 

With such in-depth knowledge in Inman Aligner and a full breadth of other orthodontic options to offer patients; you’ll feel rest assured that you have the best orthodontic solution for you. 

We look forward to meeting you and helping you enjoy a straighter smile that will last for many years.


More information about Inman Aligners and orthodontics

For more information regarding this treatment, visit our page on Inman Aligners.
To learn more about all our orthodontic options including metal braces, Invisalign and ClearCorrect do to our Orthodontics page.