The Inman Aligner is a unique way of straightening teeth; it is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional braces and Invisalign braces. The Inman Aligner works by using forces to move the teeth into the correct position; the forces are generated by a coiled spring and a metal bar. The coiled spring is placed at the back of the teeth, while the metal bar runs along the front teeth. Over the course of time, the forces push or pull the teeth in the right direction, producing a perfect, straight set of teeth. The Inman Aligner is named after its inventor, Don Inman.
Why is the Inman Aligner so popular?
The Inman Aligner is becoming an increasingly popular choice of treatment for patients because it produces results much faster than other methods and the cost of treatment is much lower than other types of braces. The Inman Aligner is also removable so patients can take it out when they want to.
How long does treatment take?
In some cases, where the patient has mild orthodontic problems, results should be visible within a few weeks. More complex problems may require a slightly longer period of treatment but most patients treatments are complete within just 16 weeks.
Do I have to wear the Inman Aligner all the time?
Because the Inman Aligner is removable, it can be taken out whenever the patient wants; however, not wearing the aligner will affect the results and speed of the treatment. Dentists advise patients to wear the device for at least 20 hours each day to ensure the end results are as good as the patient hopes.
Is the Inman Aligner visible?
The Inman Aligner is more discreet than traditional braces but it is more obvious than Invisalign invisible braces; however, most patients dont mind this because the treatment time is so much shorter.
How much does treatment using the Inman Aligner cost?
The cost of the treatment will depend on lots of different factors, including the expertise of the dentist, the location and reputation of the clinic and the length of treatment needed in each individual case. This treatment is much cheaper than most other orthodontic treatments and should cost around £1750; prices may be higher or lower than this according to the options listed above; it is best to ask your dentist about the cost of the treatment before you agree to go ahead with it.