Straighter teeth without the fuss
Do you feel embarrassed about your teeth when you smile? Do your teeth stick out too much or push up next to each other as if there is not enough room for them in your jaw? The Inman Aligner, an innovation introduced in 2000, is a convenient and quick orthodontic solution which can correct moderate crowding and rotation of the teeth.
How does it work?
The Inman Aligner consists of a coil spring that puts pressure at the back of the teeth that need repositioning and a bar that is placed across the front of the teeth reverses the same pressure. These components work together to 'squeeze' teeth together into the ideal position.
How long does it take?
Fitting the aligner takes two half hour appointments, followed by 15-minute monthly check-ups. The Inman Aligners are pre-programmed to reduce the need for dental visits and most patients will be treated between 6 to 16 weeks.
Does it hurt?
Some patients find they need to take mild painkillers for the first week or so. Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliances generally do not cause much discomfort. Like anything foreign to your mouth, it may cause you to salivate more than usual for 24 to 48 hours.
Is the Inman Aligner comparable to Invisalign?
No, the Inman Aligner is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth only. Invisalign can treat full arches.
Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?
The Inman Aligner will affect your speech for a week or two. You will however get used to the appliances over time and be able to speak with ease again.
What to do next?
Call us today for a no obligation complimentary consultation with our patient care coordinator to find out more about the Inman Aligner.