Inman aligners is another option we offer patients who prefer having their teeth straightened quickly. The Inman aligner is a removable retainer which uses continuous gentle pressure to correct misaligned front teeth. It is really fast and safe option and on average most cases can be completed between 6 to 16 weeks.
However, Inman Aligners may not be suitable for everyone because this method can only straighten the upper and lower front teeth, and may not be suitable for teeth that are heavily crowded and lastly an Inman Aligner is much more visible compared to Invisalign.
It is always recommended to visit us at North Hill Dental so we can go over the options of which bracing system is suitable for your requirements and your life style.
Inman Aligner uses Nikel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. The forces created by the spring will squeeze the teeth into position by gentle pushing and pulling motions which will bring them into perfect position.
At your first appointment the dentist will need to take impressions of your teeth which will be sent off to build your unique custom made Inman Aligner. At your second appointment your custom-made Inman Aligner will be fitted and reviewed by our dentist. You will need to wear your aligner for about 16 to 20 hours each day. You should visit the dentist every 2 to 3 weeks for a review to see if everything is progressing as planned.
After treatment is completed which can be between 6 to 16 weeks, you will be provided a retainer to use to prevent a relapse.
North Hill Dental
46 North Hill
Essex, CO1 1PY
TEL: 01206 577 912
Fax: 01206 216157