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Inman Aligner, Invisalign

Inman Aligner

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The Inman Aligner is designed to correct adult relapse and misaligned teeth. It is barely visible, apart from a single clear wire, and it is a removable orthodontic appliance, allowing the wearer to go brace-free for important occasions. Similar to a retainer but has advantages over a retainer:

  • Can correct moderate crowding and rotation of teeth
  • More comfortable to wear as the spring is made of nickel titanium rather than stainless steel
  • No retention problems

It also has advantages over invisalign:

  • Less hassle and expense in a shorter period of time
  • Achieve great results with just one appliance

However The Inman Aligner is only used for treating the top and bottom front teeth whereas Invisalign can treat full arches (all your teeth)

How does it work?

The Inman Aligner utilises a lingual coil spring that puts pressure at the back of the teeth that need repositioning and a bar that is placed across the front of the teeth reverses the same pressure. These components work together to "squeeze" teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.

How long does it take?

Fitting the aligner takes two halfhour appointments, followed by 15-minute monthly check-ups. Treatment can be achieved in as little as 8 to 16 weeks.

Does it hurt?

Patients may find they need to take mild painkillers for the first week or so. Like anything foreign to your mouth, it may cause you to salivate more than usual for 24 to 48 hours and could affect your speech for 7 to 10 days.

Is the Inman Aligner new?

Patients have been treated with Inman Aligners since 2000. In the United States approximately 450 to 500 new patients are prescribed treatment with Inman Aligners every month.

Is the Inman Aligner comparable to Invisalign?

No, the Inman Aligner is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth only. Invisalign can treat full arches (all your teeth).

Will treatment with the Inman Aligner be uncomfortable?

No. Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliances are easily tolerated. Your doctor may suggest aspirin or Tylenol for the 1st few days of treatment if you encounter any discomfort.

Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?

Yes. The Inman Aligner will affect your speech for a week or two. You will however acclimate to the appliances over time and be able to speak fine with them in place.

Will I need to see the doctor frequently for adjustments?

The Inman Aligners are pre-programmed to reduce the need for office visits. Your doctor will prescribe a treatment due to your needs

Invisalign

Invisalign® - show off your smile, not your braces Nothing is as important as a genuine and heartfelt smile. Whether in your professional life or when you are out socialising, an attractive smile can make you feel happier and more relaxed – as well as making the right impression!

If you've ever thought about how improving your smile could help you to feel more confident, Invisalign® might be for you.

With the Invisalign® technique you can have the smile you always wanted, without traditional, metal braces.

Invisalign® - the clear choice

Invisalign® can help to treat a variety of orthodontic concerns and studies have shown it can be better for your dental hygiene during treatment as well.

Your treatment is nearly invisible, almost no-one will be able to tell you are wearing Invisalign®. You can smile more during as well as after your treatment and because you can remove Invisalign® you can eat and drink what you like.

So far over 480,000 patients worldwide have more reasons to smile –thanks to Invisalign®.

Clear, removable, comfortable

Invisalign® Clinically Effective

More than 10,000 dentists are prescribing Invisalign® as an innovative treatment for straightening teeth.

In addition to the aesthetic and comfort advantages, Invisalign® offers a number of significant clinical benefits including:

  • Predictable treatment, as Invisalign® is planned in advance your dentist can more accurately predict when your treatment will be finished
  • Improved periodontal health through better dental hygiene during treatment
  • No metal allergies due to brackets and wires
  • Greater treatment visibility and easier planning with our treatment software
  • Custom manufacture means a tailored match to your teeth, for reduced irritation and fewer scratches

Only your dentist can advise whether Invisalign® is the best treatment for you.