1. In a nutshell what is an Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a a great brace option for straightening the front teeth, and most treatment can be completed in 6-18 weeks.
Inman Aligner works by coil springs applying forces on the aligners, which oppose each other to guide your teeth into their desired position.
The Inman Aligner produces safe and predictable results when moving the front teeth into position.
The Inman Aligner is a good starting option for patients who are planning more orthodontic treatment such as veneers.
2. Who is suitable for Inman Aligner?
Inman Aligner is suitable for patients with moderate orthodontic cases.
If you have mild protrusion of your front teeth or overcrowding you will be a suitable candidate for Inman Aligner.
Inman Aligner is recommended for patients who have had orthodontic work as a child that needs further attention. Patients who are planning to have further cosmetic work such as veneers, may be suitable for Inman Aligner.
3. What are the benefits of Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner has a quick treatment time for patients who wish to improve the aesthetics of their front teeth.
Inman Aligner is almost transparent, patients don’t have to worry about their appearance being affected whilst wearing the braces.
Inman Aligner treatment can be completed with just one appliance, making it a cost effective braces option.
Inman Aligner is removable therefore, the brace will not interfere with your normal drinking and eating habits.
Patients who are looking for a quick restorative treatment or for before cosmetic dental treatment, Inman Aligner provides excellent results.
Inman Aligner involves a small number of dental visits to fit your aligner.
4. What are the risks or limitations of Inman Aligner?
Braces require a substantial amount of the patient’s and dentist’s time. The overall success of your treatment will depend upon your cooperation. This involves attending appointments and maintaining oral hygiene.
When having braces your teeth and gums are at more risk of gum disease. At Dental & Skin we will give you advice on how to maintain your oral health whilst wearing your aligners.
At first you may experience some discomfort whilst wearing your braces, it will require dedication and perseverance to get used to your braces for your first week or so.
Inman Aligner only works upon straightening the front teeth.
5. What are the treatment steps?
At Dental & Skin we offer free consultations for braces. In this first appointment we will carry out a dental check up, x-rays, and discuss which brace is best to achieve your desired results.
At your second appointment we will take impressions of your teeth and gums to send to our laboratory to create your braces.
Once your braces have arrived we will invite you back to the clinic to fit your braces. Once the braces have been fitted, patients are required to visit every 2-3 weeks.
Inman Aligner needs to be worn for 20 hours a day to complete treatment timely.
When your treatment is completed, a retainer will be necessary to ensure that your teeth remain in their perfect position.
6. Will I experience any pain?
Most patients find Inman Aligner comfortable and light fitting in their mouth, after they have got used to their braces after a few weeks.
7. Will my speech be affected?
Most patients find that their speech is not affected by their braces. Whilst you get used to them you may find speaking a little odd with the braces in your mouth however, after a few days this feeling will become normal.
8. Post-Treatment Care
After you have finished your Inman Aligner treatment it is important to book for a dental exam to check for any tooth decay or cavities.
At Dental & Skin we will provide you with an oral health care routine to maintain the results of your newly straight teeth.
After treatment most patients will need a retainer to maintain their results. Once you have finished wearing your braces, it is important to book in to have your retainers custom made.
Similarly, to braces it is key that patients wear their retainers for the time period required to maintain their results.
9. Who can carry out treatment?
Braces treatment can only be carried out by a trained practitioner who has completed all training required to carry out treatment.
10. Why Inman Aligner at Dental & Skin?
At Dental & Skin our doctor has a Masters in Restorative & Aesthetics with over 10 years experience in the field.
We offer free consultations and will provide patients with all knowledge prior to any treatment.
We have the latest braces technology to make a diagnosis and carefully plan your treatment steps.
We stay with you during your treatment. We will work hard to ensure your braces treatment goes smoothly.
We work around your busy schedule with evening appointments and review appointments.