Inman Aligner

What is an Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a simple, kind to teeth, removable appliance used to align the upper or lower front teeth quickly and safely. It’s the perfect solution for crowding or protrusion of the front teeth and is ideal either as a standalone treatment or to prealign teeth prior to further cosmetic options such as bonding or minimal veneers. In most cases, treatment is completed within 6-18 weeks.

How does it work?

The Inman Aligner works by applying gentle force on opposing sides of the teeth, guiding them into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly. The image below shows how the inner bow pushes forwards, while the outer bow pulls back on the front teeth.

What's involved in Treatment with the Inman Aligner?

  • Impressions are needed so that the lab can fabricate your custom made Inman Aligner.
  • Initial fitting of the Aligner.
  • Wear the Aligner 16-20 hours a day
  • Regular Inman checks every 2-3 weeks.
  • As with other orthodontic treatment, after treatment is completed with the Inman Aligner, retention is recommended for life to prevent relapse. Retention can come in the form of a lingually bonded retainer or an Essix retainer.

Why straighten your teeth with an Inman Aligner?

Teeth continue to move throughout one’s life, potentially causing crowding to worsen. Aligning your front teeth with the Inman Aligner will not only improve aesthetics but will also benefit the long-term health of your teeth. Uneven teeth are prone to uneven wear causing exposure of dentine that wears fast and absorbs stain. Straight teeth are far less likely to suffer from this ageing effect and expensive corrective treatments can be avoided.

Our practice is in Hatch End, Pinner and we are conveniently located for these areas:

Watford Edgware
South Harrow Bushey Hendon
West Harrow Harrow Weald Kingsbury
Wealdstone Stanmore
Northwood Hills Rayners Lane Borehamwood
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