Do you feel the need for speed when it comes to wearing braces? Many of our patients come in looking for the fastest solution for crooked, crowded and wonky teeth. The good news is that modern treatments offer a rapid alternative to traditional braces. With appliances like the Inman Aligner, we can deliver results in weeks, rather than years.
What is the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a removable brace, which was developed in the USA. This revolutionary device offers a discreet, swift alternative to traditional fixed braces for patients who have minor issues that require limited movement. The aim of the aligner is to straighten the front teeth. This is an ideal option for those who have slightly crooked front teeth or small gaps between the front teeth.
How does the Inman Aligner work?
The Inman Aligner is a removable tray-shaped brace, which fits over the top of the teeth. It is transparent, but it has visible parts, including a metal bar, which runs along the front teeth. The aligner has two nickel coiled springs, which generate forces, causing the teeth to move into the correct position. There is one spring at either side of the brace. The forces that are produced by the component parts are gentle, but they produce a lot of movement, and this is why this treatment achieves results so quickly.
How long does treatment take?
Every patient is different, but most cases can be completed within 16 weeks. In some cases, you may only need to wear your brace for 6 weeks. We recommend wearing the aligner for around 20 hours per day for the best results.
If you like the sound of the Inman Aligner and you’re wondering if it could be a good match for you, why not pop in and see us or give us a ring and book a consultation?