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Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a custom orthodontic appliance that utilizes space age materials to generate comfortable, continuous orthodontic force. It can efficiently straighten out your front teeth.

How does the Aligner work?

The Inman system utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to “squeeze” teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.

Will treatment with the Inman Aligner be uncomfortable?

No. Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliances are easily tolerated.

Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?

Your speech can be impaired for a week or two. You will however acclimatise to the appliances over time and be able to speak perfectly with them in place.

How long does treatment last?

Treatment typically takes 6-16 weeks. Simple cases can complete in a little over 1 month and more complex cases might take 4 months or so. However, because the Inman Aligner is so highly efficient, when a case is suitable, it works much faster than alternative orthodontics techniques.

Is the Inman Aligner new?

Patients have been treated with the system since 2000. In the United States approximately 450 to 500 new patients are prescribed treatment every month.

Is the Aligner comparable to Clearstep®?

Clearstep® is made of a specialised plastic hence the forces are low and the treatment slower. Inman Aligner incorporates tiny Nickel Titanium springs that are able to maintain a higher constant tension. It is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth only.

Invisalign can treat full arches (all your teeth). When the back teeth need treatment i.e. the arch width is too narrow we can use a pre-treatment to expand the arches and follow with an aligner. The treatment time is usually faster than clear braces.

What are the alternatives?

Alternatively many cases can be carried out using the Clearstep® method of moving teeth. This involves the construction of almost invisible clear plastic aligners which fit over the teeth and over a period of time will act to move the teeth. This a great way of moving teeth without having to wear braces which can look unsightly.

If you are unsure whether Inman Aligners are suitable for you, with your questions and queries, or speak to a member of our friendly team on 0207 224 2727.

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