As time goes by your teeth tend to shift, sometimes causing you front top and bottom teeth to become crooked. At first glance you may think you need braces, however with the patented Inman Aligner, your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position quickly and effectively, in a matter of weeks.
What Is The Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a custom orthodontic appliance that utilizes space age materials to generate comfortable, continuous orthodontic force. It can efficiently straighten out your front teeth.
How It Works
The Inman Aligner utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to "squeeze" teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.
Length of treatment
Inman Aligner treatment typically takes 6-16 weeks. Simple cases can complete in a little over 1 month and more complex cases might take 4 months or so.
Your Inman Aligner
Dr. Chan will give you a realistic guide of what to expect. Normally lower front teeth move a little faster than uppers. However, because the Inman Aligner is so highly efficient, when a case is suitable, it works much faster than alternative orthodontics techniques. This is what makes it so revolutionary and moves the Inman Aligner into the realms of cutting edge Cosmetic Dentistry.
Compliance is paramount. The Aligner will only work if you wear it every day for the treatment time. Ideally patients should wear the Aligner for 20 hours a day maximum. Any less and the treatment could take longer to complete. It should always be removed before eating and you should clean your teeth and your aligner before you refit it back into your mouth. It is ok to take your aligner out for photos, special occasions and eating as long as this is not for longer than a few hours
The cost of Inman Aligner treatment is typically much less expensive than traditional braces or invisible braces with which treatments times are also typically longer. The cost of treatment may vary depending on the number of visits required and complexity of the case. Following a consultation with Dr. Chan, you will be given an indication of costs and treatment time.
Is an alternative to expensive "Invisible Braces"?
Allows you to achieve great results using just one appliance.
Can give you a wonderful smile with less hassle and expense in a shorter period of time.
Can be removed and inserted as easily as a retainer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- 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.
For more information you can visit the Inman Aligner website at inmanaligner.com