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Did you know the Inman Aligner can straighten teeth in as low as six weeks?

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

shutterstock_386744653In the past, you never really associated braces with speed, but today, it’s a very different story. Gone are the days when you had to wear braces for years on end. Today, thanks to incredible innovations like the Inman Aligner, we can straighten the teeth in weeks, rather than months or years. Did you know that in some cases, it can take as little as 6 weeks to produce amazing new smiles?

What is the Inman Aligner and is it suitable for me?

The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance, which is used to correct minor issues and imperfections. This system is geared towards those who need limited movement and it is ideally suited to patients with problems that affect the front teeth.

The Inman Aligner comprises of two main parts. These parts produce forces, which push and pull the teeth, causing them to move in the desired direction. There is a coiled spring located at the back of the teeth and a fine metal bar, which runs along the front. Although this isn’t an invisible solution, it is much less noticeable than traditional fixed braces.

The benefits of the Inman Aligner

Speed is the greatest selling-point of the Inman Aligner. While some treatments take 12-24 months to work their magic, the Inman Aligner produces results in just 6-16 weeks. The brace is discreet, and you can also enjoy the convenience and flexibility of being able to remove your brace. This makes life much easier when it comes to eating and brushing your teeth.

If you’d like to find out if the Inman Aligner is a perfect match for you, call us now and book an appointment or pop in and see us if you’re in Leeds city centre.

Straighten teeth fast with Inman aligner from Leeds dentist

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Imagine a brace that could straighten your teeth in a matter of weeks rather than months or even years. Now imagine that it was completely removable and involved no fixed wires or metal brackets and was very discreet with only one small bar visible across the teeth. Sounds too good to be true? Well think again because you have just imagined the Inman aligner and fortunately for you someone has had the idea to actually make it.

The Inman aligner has been making headlines all over the world and not just in the dentistry world. This amazing new brace can make significant improvements in the alignment of your teeth in only six weeks and average treatment time lasts in total under six months. The aligner is also completely removable meaning it can be taken out for cleaning your teeth and eating. For younger patients it can also be taken out for important social events.

The aligner works by using the power of a coiled spring situated on the tongue side of the teeth to push out the lateral teeth. This allows room for the other teeth to be pulled into position and straightened against the bar along the front of the teeth. It is the perfect straightening tool for small alignment issues but may not be suitable for rotated teeth.

The Inman aligner costs roughly the same as most other orthodontic treatments yet comes with incredible treatment speed. For patients who have been reluctant to have metal braces in the past, an Inman aligner from a Leeds dentist could be the perfect solution.

Fast teeth straightening with Six-Month Smile braces from Leeds dentist

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Twenty years ago, patients who required orthodontic teeth straightening were limited in their options. Metal braces were sturdy and effective but they were also uncomfortable and unseemly and if you wanted straight teeth you had little option but to have them fitted. This could be especially upsetting for patients in their teenage years as it meant having to visibly stand out form the crowd during an emotionally difficult time. Thankfully, advances in technology have meant that patients now have a multitude of options available to them, ranging from the very discreet to the very fast acting. The aesthetic impact of braces has been greatly reduced, as has the level of discomfort. Nowhere is this more true than with the Six-Month Smile treatment.

Six-Month Smile treatments focus especially on the teeth that are visible when smiling. The revolutionary new treatment uses specially designed nickel-titanium wires to reposition overcrowded teeth into more natural looking positions. Because of its more focused approach, Six-Month Smile braces can reduce overall treatment time by 75 per cent when compared to more traditional teeth straightening methods.

Another significant advantage is that the wires used by Six-Month Smile treatments are tooth-coloured and very small. This makes it a very discreet treatment that is hardly noticeable unless standing very close to the patient. Levels of discomfort are also lower than other methods of teeth straightening, including conventional metal braces and invisible plastic retainers. Six-Month braces require only ten to fifteen minute adjustment appointments each month to reposition wires.

If you suffer from overcrowded teeth or are considering having some form of orthodontic teeth straightening, ask a Leeds dentist about Six-Month Smile treatments. This revolutionary new system offers incredibly fast straightening, with most treatments proving effective after, you’ve guessed it, six-months. The braces have also been specially designed to be discreet and comfortable in order to minimise disruption to patients’ lives. Six-Month Smile braces really give you the best of both worlds when it comes to teeth straightening.

Invisalign braces from City of Leeds dentist – Invisible teeth straightening

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Braces are never a nice thought. A mouthful of uncomfortable and conspicuous looking metal is not ideal but comes as part of the sacrifice of having straight teeth. Braces are especially embarrassing for the millions of teenagers who have to wear them in their most emotionally difficult of developing years. For the older professional, a brace is not the most businesslike appearance and can come with the stigma that they are too old to be wearing braces.

Invisalign is a revolutionary new system of invisible plastic braces that are only noticeable when up very close to the teeth. From any distance they are almost completely invisible and they help to straighten teeth without the need for irritating and uncomfortable metal braces. They are fabricated from clear plastic that is one millimeter thick and are fully removable so can be taken out at meal times to avoid the messy process of eating with braces.

Invisalign retainers were created in 1999 by Align technologies. Although they were not the first invisible braces on the market, using advances in computer technology they were by far and away the most accurate and the first to be able to properly compete with conventional metal braces in terms of final results. Using the latest 3D imaging the dentist is now able to make the invisible braces to an incredible degree of accuracy, and the need for uncomfortable dental molding is greatly reduced. This computer aided manufacture and design has also significantly reduced fabrication time and cost.

The Invisalign braces work by gradually manipulating teeth into the desired position. On average twenty sets of retainers are needed per treatment, with slightly adjusted retainers being introduced every two to three weeks to achieve the gradual movement, although numbers of retainers and length of treatment vary with each patient.

Invisalign braces can greatly reduce the embarrassment of wearing old-fashioned metal braces. Their discreet design and impressive results have meant more and more patients are opting for invisible braces. Ask your City of Leeds dentist about Invisalign braces and you could achieve the straight teeth you’ve always wanted without the sacrifice of unseemly metal braces.

Leeds dentist straightens teeth in six weeks with Inman aligner

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Everybody wants to have straight teeth, but for those not born with naturally straight nashers, the only real option is to have them straightened. In the past this has meant wearing uncomfortable and unseemly metal braces, which can be the source of great embarrassment, especially for teenagers. More recently, we have seen the advent of invisible plastic braces which, while discreet, often take a very long time to be effective.

Now, however, there is a new alternative. A straightening device that is as discreet as invisible braces and as effective as the old fashioned metal ones. The Inman aligner works by using a coiled spring on the tongue side of the teeth which simultaneously pushes the side teeth back and the front teeth forwards. In doing so it creates room for the front teeth to move into and straighten.

The Inman aligner is not completely invisible. There is a metal bar that sits in front of the teeth but due to the astonishing speed of results, most patients and dentists don’t see this as a major disadvantage. Most treatments show results between six and sixteen weeks, which compared to the months and even years of conventional braces, is incredibly fast.

When initially used the aligner can cause some minor discomfort due to the pressure being exerted on the teeth but this rarely lasts more than a week as you become accustomed to it. Other than this the process is completely painless.

The Inman aligner is mostly suitable for patients with minor straightening issues. Any serious overcrowding will require more substantial corrective treatment but for patients looking to put the finishing touches to their straight teeth, there really is no substitute. The Inman aligner is also completely removable so can be taken out to eat or if the patient so desires in the circumstances.

If your teeth could do with being that little bit straighter, talk to a Leeds dentist about the Inman aligner, and within six weeks you could have the straight toothed smile you’ve always wanted. Call 0113 245 4868 to make an appointment with Dr Gakhal