Inman Aligner will straighten your teeth in weeks, not years.
If you need your teeth straightened but can’t face months and months of slow progress and don’t want to do anything as drastic as veneers, then the Inman Aligner could be the ideal solution. It is cheaper than fixed braces or Invisalign, as you only need one aligner for the whole treatment. We are experienced providers of Inman Aligners here at our clinic in Oakleigh, and can help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.
What is an Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a super-fast brace that can fix your front teeth in a matter of weeks. The initial treatment only takes between 8 and 12 weeks, and if your front teeth have very minor issues it can actually take less than 8 weeks.
Although every effort is made to ensure the Inman Aligner is as discreet as possible, it is visible on the outside of your teeth. However when it’s only for two months it doesn’t seem like such an ordeal, does it? It is also a removable device so that you can eat and brush your teeth more easily than with traditional braces.
How does the Inman Aligner work?
The aligner works by having springs that power two aligner ‘bows’, one behind your teeth (pushing themforwards) and one in front (pulling them back). These opposing forces bring your teeth securely in line with each other very quickly.
To fit the Inman Aligner, you must first have a consultation at Station Square Dental to discuss your needs, so that we can closely examine your teeth to ensure it is the right course of treatment for you. You will then have impressions taken of your teeth so that the aligner can be designed and fitted specifically to your mouth.
After the initial fitting, you must wear the aligner at least 16 hours a day, preferably 20 hours. You must also have regular check-ups to make sure everything is proceeding as planned. All things being well, you will have a straight, even smile in no time at all! As with all braces, after you have finished the treatment you will need to wear a retainer to prevent relapse.
Does the Inman Aligner hurt?
All braces cause some mild level of discomfort. Because the Inman Aligner works very quickly on your teeth, there is of course some discomfort caused by the teeth moving into new positions. However, after a while most patients get used to the sensation and do not report any problems.
Inman Aligner treatment: what’s involved
- Impressions are needed so that the lab can fabricate your custom made Inman Aligner.
- Initial fitting of the Aligner.
- Wear the Aligner 16-20 hours a day
- Regular Inman checks every 2-3 weeks.
As with other orthodontic treatment, after treatment is completed with the Inman Aligner, retention is recommended for life to prevent relapse. Retention can come in the form of a lingually bonded retainer or an Essix retainer.
Is the Inman Aligner right for me?
The Inman Aligner is not suitable for alignment or rotation of molars; it is purely designed with the front teeth in mind. If it’s your front teeth you’re worried about, crossing over, or pushed out of position by overcrowding, then the Inman Aligner might be exactly what you need. Come and talk to us at Station Square Dental to find out more about this speedy brace system.