The Inman Aligner is one of our most exciting treatments and it presents a really impressive alternative to both fixed braces and clear aligners. This innovative appliance offers convenience, speed and discretion and it could be the perfect choice for you if you suffer from minor problems with your front teeth.
What exactly is the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance that has been described as a hybrid between fixed braces and invisible aligners. This device, which was pioneered in the USA, offers a simple and incredibly quick alternative to other aligner treatments and traditional fixed braces, offering you the chance to enjoy a stunning new smile in just 16 weeks.
There are two main components in this aligner: a coiled spring and a metal bar. The metal bar sits on the front teeth and it is visible. However, it is very thin and this is a much more discreet option than fixed braces. The spring sits behind the front teeth and the two parts work together to create forces that push and pull the teeth, squeezing them and causing them to move.
Who is the ideal candidate for the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is not a universal treatment, as the amount of movement it produces is limited and it focuses on the front teeth. However, it is an excellent choice for patients who have minor alignment issues that involve the teeth at the front of the mouth. If you have slightly crooked front teeth, you suffer with mild crowding or you have a minor case of overjet, this could be an ideal choice. Treatment is usually complete within 4 months, the removable appliance offers greater freedom and the treatment process is incredibly simple. We can also recommend this treatment for cases of relapse.
If you like the sound of the Inman Aligner and you’d like to find out if it’s a good match for you, call us today!