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Could the Inman Aligner be the perfect choice for you in the city of Leeds?

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

2904346_blogHave you longed for straight teeth for years? Have you been subjected to jibes about your slightly crooked or wonky front teeth? Have you thought about having orthodontic treatment but been put off by long treatment times or bulky braces? Fortunately, we have a solution for all these problems right here in the centre of Leeds; if these statements ring bells, allow us to introduce you to the Inman Aligner, an incredible quick and discreet orthodontic treatment, which is designed to correct minor problems with the front teeth. Many people have a perception of orthodontic treatment, which involves wearing an unsightly brace for a couple of years, but this simply isn’t reflective of modern treatment. The Inman Aligner is completely different to a traditional brace and it produces results in a matter of weeks, rather than months or years, making it an ideal solution for those who have jitters about taking the plunge and getting braces. This device is made from a coiled spring and a metal bar, rather than brackets and wires, and it uses forces generated by the two components to push and pull the teeth, creating an amazing, straight smile in less than 4 months! It sounds too good to be true, but this really is a great option for those who require only minor corrections to their tooth alignment. If you thought quick and discreet orthodontic treatment was an impossible dream, think again! A beautiful smile is just around the corner!

The varied world of Braces in Leeds

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Orthodontics is that wonderful field of dentistry in Leeds that deals with getting your teeth straight at all costs in order to protect your occlusion (bite) for the rest of your life and to do this involves the wearing of braces or an aligner. If the treatment you need is very complex, you will be fitted with a bespoke brace in order to get you through your complicated procedure and it could take a few years to complete; many of the traditional fixed braces also take their time, but this means your teeth will be moved with extreme accuracy and precision and will ensure your teeth stay in place for the rest of your life. But there are fixed braces such as the 6 months smile and Damon that get the job done faster, yet work in similar ways. But it is when you move into the field of aligners that things really get interesting. Fixed braces, though brilliant in what they do, often look ugly in the mouth, but if you use Clearstep or Invisalign, you can barely see them in the mouth at all, plus they come with the added bonus of being removable whenever it suits you- they work fast too. All of these though work to a time where the teeth aren’t likely to spring back after the gadget has been removed, which can’t be said about the Inman aligner though: a retainer has to be worn to stop this from happening but there is a good reason for this though- the Inman can get the job done in as little as 6 weeks! You should talk to your dentist about all of these to find out what one is best for you.

Straighter teeth in six weeks with Inman aligner from Central Leeds dentist

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

There are many options available for patients wishing to straighten uneven or overcrowded teeth. Twenty years ago the choice was limited and usually involved unpleasant fixed metal braces that were fitted for periods of up to two years. Today patients have the choice of braces offering treatments which are incredibly discreet, powerful, fast or a combination of all three. One such option is called the Inman aligner and is clinically proven to reduce overall treatment time by as much as 75 per cent.

Dentists prefer to use the Inman aligner in patients with misalignments of the upper and lower front teeth. Using the force created by a coiled spring located on the tongue side of the teeth, the aligner gradually moves teeth into the desired position. A metal bar that runs across the front of the teeth pushes and pulls the front teeth into line. This metal bar is the only visible part of the Inman aligner.

Although the Inman aligner cannot compete with clear plastic retainers such as Invisalign in terms of discretion, its straightening power is more than enough compensation. Treatment times vary from an incredible six to sixteen weeks, although the speed of results is highly dependant on how long you wear the brace for each day. It is recommended that you wear the aligner for at least twenty hours each day but it can be removed for meal times meaning that foods are not restricted like with some other braces. Because of the speed of treatment, Inman aligners are becoming popular with patients wishing to straighten teeth before important social occasions. Brides-to-be are particularly fond of the ultra-fast treatment time offered by the Inman aligner.

Just like any other orthodontic straightening device, the Inman aligner may be slightly uncomfortable at first but this initial discomfort is just the teeth getting used to the pressure and the feeling will pass in a few days. Inman braces cost significantly less than invisible braces but prices will vary according to how much movement is required and the length of treatment necessary. A Central Leeds dentist will be able to give you a more detailed outline of treatment and estimation of costs.

Inman aligner from Central Leeds dentist straightens teeth fast

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

For patients who need braces, the prospect of wearing uncomfortable and ugly metal braces for up to two years can be a daunting one. Luckily, advances in dental technology in the last twenty years have meant that here are now other options available to them.

Patients can now choose between a series of more discreet and comfortable metal braces and even have the option of invisible plastic retainers that are virtually invisible. One of the latest alternatives to conventional metal braces is the Inman aligner. This new aligner is as effective as a metal brace and far more discreet.

The aligner works by using the power of a coiled spring which is hidden on the tongue side of the teeth. This spring pushes the teeth at the side out, making room for the front teeth to be pushed forward and straightened. This extra room created by the aligner allows teeth to naturally straighten.

Although the aligner is not completely visible (it loses out on the discretion stakes to the clear plastic retainers) it is still far more discreet than an old fashioned metal brace. The only really visible part of the brace is a metal bar running across the front of the teeth. But what the Inman aligner lacks in discretion it makes up for with incredible speed. The Inman aligner shows results after only an astonishing six to sixteen weeks. A whole treatment rarely lasts longer than six months, which is 75 per cent shorter than both fixed metal braces and plastic retainers.

Like all orthodontic appliances, the Inman aligner will cause some discomfort when initially applied but this will fade after no more than a week. After this initial discomfort the aligner will be relatively painless.

Perfect for correcting minor overcrowding, the Inman aligner is the choice of straightener for many patients seeking to add the finishing touches to a smile. It is completely removable and so can be taken out fort important professional and social occasions. Ask a Central Leeds dentist about the Inman aligner and you could finally have your perfect smile.

Discreet and fast-acting braces from Central Leeds dentist

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

More and more people are opting to have their teeth artificially straightened by orthodontic methods. More often than not this involves having some form of orthodontic brace fitted to reposition teeth. Twenty years ago, patients were limited in their options, with uncomfortable and unseemly metal braces being the only realistic option. While these braces were sturdy and effective, they were often too much of a sacrifice for many patients and could be especially troublesome for patients in their emotionally difficult teenage years. Thankfully, dental technology has advanced in huge strides in the last two decades and there are now braces available that offer incredibly fast and discreet treatment.

At the top end of the discretion scale is Invisalign invisible braces. Made of one millimetre thick clear plastic, Invisailgn braces were introduced in 1999 by Align technologies. By using a series of these retainers consecutively, each with minor adjustments, teeth can be straightened without anybody ever even realising you are wearing a brace. Invisalign braces are completely removable, and so do not cause any embarrassing messy eating and can be taken out for important social or professional occasions.

For patients seeking fast acting treatment there is the Inman aligner. Inman aligners sit behind the teeth with only a small metal bar visible across the front of the teeth. By utilising the force of a coiled spring, the aligner simultaneously pushes out the teeth at the side creating room for the front teeth to straighten. Results can be seen after only an incredible six weeks. Inman aligners are also completely removable.

Similarly fast is the Six-Month Smile treatment which promises straight teeth in, you’ve guessed it, six-months. Offering a more comfortable straightening treatment, the Six-Month Smile brace is constructed of thin, tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires, which again are very discreet.

Even fixed metal braces are smaller and more efficient. Damon braces are fixed like the old ‘train-track’ braces, but by using their revolutionary sliding mechanism do not require any uncomfortable brace tightening. Damon braces also do not require patients to have multiple extractions before treatment starts, as was the case with the old fixed metal braces. With brackets made of ceramic and clear plastic they are also far less visibly intrusive.

These are just some of the options patients now have when considering having a brace fitted. Having a beautiful smile is something everybody wants. Now it can be achieved without having to wear ugly and irritating metal braces for months or even years. Ask a Central Leeds dentist to advise you on which brace would work best for you.