Inman Aligner Treatment in Croydon
What is an Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance used for a safe and quick alignment of the front teeth. It is a suitable treatment to pre-align your teeth before performing further cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers or bonding.
How does it work?
The Inman Aligner consists of nickel titanium coil springs which manage two aligner bows that oppose one another gently by guiding the teeth into their new position. The gentle force that the Inman Aligners cause is active throughout the treatment which is the reason behind their quick effect.
How long will the treatment take with Inman Aligner?
Most cases are usually completed within 6-18 weeks. Talk to your dentist who will be able to provide you with a realistic prediction of the results that you can expect from the procedure.
What is actually involved in the treatment?
Firstly, you need to find a reliable and experienced professional that can advise you on the Inman Aligners and if they are suitable for your circumstances. Then, the following will happen:
- Impressions are usually needed so that the laboratory can prepare your customised aligners.
- Inman aligner.
- Initial fitting of the aligner.
- Wear your aligner for at least 16-20 hours a day, every day.
- Go for Inman check-ups every 2-3 weeks.
Like other orthodontic treatments, wearing retainers after the treatment for the rest of your life is usually suggested in order to avoid any kind of relapse. Your retainers may come in the form of an Essix retainer or lingually bonded retainer.
FAQs on Inman aligners
What are other alternatives for Inman aligners?
Many cases are usually performed with Invsalign when the goal is to straighten a smile. This treatment involves the preparation of almost invisible aligners which you need to wear on daily basis for at least 20-22 hours to get desired results quicker. Invisalign is a great alternative to wearing metal braces which are not only inconvenient but are also not great looking.
Will my teeth shift back?
Fixed retainers are usually bonded at the back of the front teeth. This orthodontic wire is extremely thin and is not visible from the front.
Do I have to see a doctor often for adjustments?
The Inman Aligners are usually pre-programmed so that you don’t need to see your dentist on regular basis. Your dentist will be able to offer you the best treatment based on your oral health condition. These aligners use a lingual coil spring by applying pressure on the teeth that need to be repositioned. On the other hand, the labial bar is used to reverse the same pressure. These components usually work together to “squeeze” the teeth together by pulling and pushing them into their desired position. On average, patients require around a week to get used to the aligners in their mouth. Due to having a foreign object in your mouth, it can slightly affect your speech for around a week or two.
You get the suitable option to not wear the appliance, however, the longer you wear the Aligner, the quicker you will be able to get the results that you dream of. It is recommended that you wear the appliance at least 16 to 20 hours a day, every day, for optimum results.
Can Inman aligner be compared to Invisalign?
Invisalign is usually made of specialised plastic which doesn’t apply a lot of pressure to your teeth and because of that, the treatment is slower. The aligner includes small nickel Titanium springs that maintain higher constant tension. It can be used for the treatment of the top and the bottom front teeth. Invisalign also helps in treating full arches. If the back teeth need a treatment, we may use a pre-treatment in order to expand the arches and then follow up with the aligner. The time needed for the treatment is usually faster when compared to clear braces.
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