The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance that can straighten teeth if worn for between 20-24 hours per day. Treatment can take anywhere between 6 – 16 weeks. The Inman Aligner is made up of a clear cover spring coil and labial bow that is able to move teeth into place. If you had braces in the past and your front teeth have moved or if you are unhappy with the natural position of your front teeth then the Inman Aligner could be ideal for you.
How it Works:
The Inman Aligner utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial clear bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to “squeeze” teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is the Inman Aligner new?
Patients have been treated with Inman Aligners since 2000. In the United States approximately 450 to 500 new patients are prescribed treatment with Inman Aligners every month.
Will treatment with the Inman Aligner be uncomfortable?
No. Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliance is easily tolerated. Your dentist may suggest ibuprofen for the first few days of treatment if you encounter any discomfort.
Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?
Initially, yes. The Inman Aligner will affect your speech for 1-2 weeks. You will however acclimate to the appliances over time and be able to speak fine with them in place.
Will I need to see the dentist frequently for adjustments?
The Inman Aligners are pre-programmed to reduce the need for office visits. Your dentist will prescribe a treatment due to your needs, this is usually once every 2-3 weeks.
Before & After Inman Aligner Photos: