Straighter teeth in as little as 6 weeks without braces!
Teeth straightening without braces can be achieved in as little as 6 weeks using Inman Aligners. For suitable cases, the Inman Aligner is usually much faster than alternative orthodontic techniques. Make an appointment today to see whether the Inman Aligner will work for you.
What is an Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a simple removable appliance used to align front teeth quickly and safely. They can be removed for social functions, eating, going to work etc. It’s ideal as a stand alone treatment or to prealign teeth prior to further cosmetic options such as bonding or minimal veneers.
How does teeth straightening work?
The Inman Aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth 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 the squeeze effect of the two aligner bows on the front teeth. The inner bow pushes forward, while the outer bow pulls back on the front teeth
The aligners are worn generally for 16-20 hours a day – the more hours the aligners are worn, the quicker the results.
How long is the treatment with the Inman Aligner?
Many cases are completed within 6-18 weeks. Your Inman Aligner dentist will give you a realistic guide of what to expect.
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 checks and adjustments every 2-3 weeks with your dentist
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.