The Inman Aligner: What to Know

Inman AlignerMore and more individuals who want to get their teeth straightened are looking to the Inman Aligner and its glowing reviews online. It’s a dental appliance quickly becoming a favourite among patients and dentists in the U.K. because of its discreet appearance, effectiveness, and quick results. But what exactly is it and how does it work to straighten the teeth?

How Exactly Does the Inman Aligner Work?

The Inman Aligner is basically a simple dental appliance that is removable and is very similar to the popular Invisalign system. It’s ideal as a standalone dental treatment or for correcting misaligned teeth before other cosmetic treatments such as veneers or bonding.

Although the Inman aligner is only capable of fixing the six lower and upper front teeth, it is significantly more affordable and faster than clear aligners or fixed braces. A computer assesses and plans the treatment to determine the amount of space required to close or create. In addition, the course of treatment is shorter as compared to other invisible or clear braces systems, with complete treatment times ranging between 6 and 16 weeks.

The speed of treatment and results would significantly depend on how long a patient wears the aligner every day. And while you could take it off, you would notice faster results if you wear it for about 20 hours every single day.

Should You Go for the Inman Aligner?

Regardless of your age, if the following applies to you, you might be a candidate for treatment:

  • Healthy gums and teeth;
  • Deterioration due to past orthodontic treatment because of failed retention; and
  • Six lower/upper front teeth with mild to moderate differential wear and crowding.

However, the only way to know if you’re a suitable candidate for Inman aligner treatment is to consult your dentist. Do take note however that you can’t just have it made by any dentist since the British Dental Association only introduced it in the U.K. in 2008 and not all professionals are trained to do the procedure.