A fantastic alternative to other orthodontic appliances, the Inman Aligner is a simple way of being able to straighten your teeth and is great choice for adults who experience a relapse of tooth movement. They have gained popularity more recently due to the media attention that they have received and their advantages over fixed metal braces. Using just one removable brace, our inman aligner treatment at Gosforth Dental Surgery will move your teeth over a much shorter time than for example through Invisalign braces.
The inman aligner is a specially made, custom appliance, which gently moves teeth into the desired position without discomfort. The inman aligner is a swift and effective method of straightening teeth to rival clear and traditional brace options, as there is no need for metal wires or long periods of treatment. Results can usually be seen between six and eighteen weeks. it works by gently squeezing your teeth into place. Most of the brace is hidden behind your teeth, with only a discreet clear bar on show during your treatment.
Firstly, we understand your aims from straightening the teeth and discuss all the suitable options with you. We then carry out a thorough examination. Your dentist at Gosforth Dental Surgery will talk you through the inman aligner system and discuss what’s right for you.
Your dentist will conduct a special investigation using x-rays and take some impressions and photographs of your teeth. You will then be seen for a review appointment where your treatment plan is discussed and then once you are happy with it, your custom-made aligners will be created.
The aligners are then manufactured for you. You must wear it for between 16 and 20 hours every day to ensure that the treatment will be completed within the assigned time-frame. Your dentist at our Newcastle Dental Practice will continue to see you every 3 weeks so we can check the aligner and make any necessary adjustments.
At the end of the treatment you can enjoy a straighter smile for a long time. With Inman aligners at Gosforth Dental Surgery, the treatment includes your retainers. Because teeth can move even after orthodontic treatment, retainers will make sure your teeth stay in their new position.
The inman aligner has been used for the last 8 years to treat orthodontic problems, it is a very popular treatment in the US and is rapidly gaining popularity here in the UK.
The inman aligner is an alternative brace treatment, usually used for adults who have had a relapse in teeth movement after an orthodontic procedure. They are easily removable and are great at straightening front teeth. We have samples of different aligners in our Newcastle Dental Practice, your dentist will show you the different types during your consultation.
As with all our teeth straightening services, our inman aligner treatment starts with a 30-minute consultation during which we will assess your treatment needs and discuss a provisional treatment plan. During your initial consultation at Gosforth Dental Surgery, your dentist will go through all your questions and together find out if inman aligner is the right brace for you. Your dentist will also show you photographs of a similar case we have treated so you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Using a lingual spring and gentle pressure at both the front and behind the teeth, the inman aligner moves teeth into the desired position. Basically, It works by gently squeezing your teeth into place. That pressure allows teeth to be repositioned more quickly.
Invisalign is made of a specialised plastic hence the forces are low and the treatment slower. Inman aligner incorporates tiny metal springs that are able to maintain a higher constant tension. It is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth only, while Invisalign can treat all your teeth. The treatment time is usually faster than clear braces. During your initial consultation at our Newcastle Dental Practice, your dentist will show you the difference between different types of aligners.
Yes. The inman aligner will affect your speech for a week or two, but you’ll quickly get used to your aligners and should be talking clearly and confidently within a few days.
No. The aligner gently and steadily squeezes your teeth together, so they are easily tolerated. However, in the first few days of treatment you might encounter mild discomfort. Your dentist at Gosforth Dental Surgery might suggest that you take some mild pain killers such as paracetamol for the first few days.
It will take about one week of wearing the inman aligner to get used to them. it may cause you to salivate more than usual and could affect your speech for 7 to 10 days, this would be the same for Invisalign treatment or any other orthodontic appliance.
The inman aligners are pre-programmed to reduce the need numerous visits to the practice, unlike other orthodontic treatments. At our Newcastle Dental Practice, your dentist will review you every 3 to 4 weeks to check the aligner and make any necessary adjustments.
The longer you wear the Inman aligner the quicker the results. It is recommended that you wear the appliance for at least 16 to 20 hours a day.
Total treatment time usually takes between six and eighteen weeks. At Gosforth Dental Surgery, we noticed that the most effective results are seen when our patients used the aligner for around twenty-two hours a day throughout treatment.
Retainers are very important make sure your teeth stay in their new position. At Gosforth Dental Surgery, once you’ve completed the treatment, your dentist will give you fixed and/or removable retainers.
If you’d like more information on Inman aligners, or any of our orthodontic treatments, we’d be delighted to see you for a consultation at Gosforth Dental Surgery. Your dentist will go through all your questions and together find out if inman aligner is the right brace for you. We can also explore your other options, so you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed decision.