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Inman Aligner™

Inman Aligner Surrey

The Inman Aligner is a fast way to straighten your teeth and has been received as a revolutionary appliance in the dentistry realm.

It is often seen as the “missing link” between cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, that can move teeth in the anterior region predictably, safely and quickly.

What is an Inman Aligner?

There are many options to choose from when it comes to straightening teeth without the traditional metal train-track method that put so many patients off getting orthodontic treatment.

The Inman Aligner is a removable tooth straightening procedure used to align the front teeth quickly, safely and effectively. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as a tool to pre-align teeth before other cosmetic procedures such as bonding or veneers.

The Inman Aligner™ can help target issues of overcrowding or minor alignment problems, often in as little as 6-16 weeks.

How does it work?

Wearing orthodontic silicone trainer to straighten the teeth in Surrey

The Inman aligner works by putting a small amount of pressure on the teeth. The brace itself is made from titanium coil springs that work in unison with the aligner bows to gently push teeth into their desired position.

The inner bow pushes out on the teeth while the outer bow pulls them in, quickly straightening the teeth with one aligner. Though the device is removable, for best results, the aligner should be worn 16 to 20 hours per day.

Popular among adult dental patients, the Inman Aligner™ is an excellent choice for those who have undergone orthodontic treatment before and whose teeth have begun to relapse, as well as orthodontic patients who simply want a quick, effective solution.

Inman aligners have an extremely high success rate. If you wear your aligners diligently and follow all of the care advice from your dentist, you can expect to have straighter teeth in just a few weeks.

Inman aligners have had a success rate of 94% for previous patients.

To increase your chances of success, we recommend wearing the aligners for as much of the day as you feel comfortable – up to 20 hours is best.

The treatment only works if the teeth are placed under gentle but constant pressure.

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Why choose the Inman aligner?

At The Gentle Dental, we have a team of highly qualified and experienced dentists confident in providing treatment for multiple orthodontic procedures.

With there are many options on offer, some of the reasons people often choose to go with The Inman Aligner are:

  • You can achieve impressive results using just one appliance
  • More affordable than other treatments, but still provides patients with results they can be proud of
  • Removable and easily re-inserted (just like a retainer)
  • Multipurpose: can be used to quickly align teeth as a standalone treatment or as a step before aesthetic restorative treatment
  • Low time investment: Most cases can be completed in 6-18 weeks

What does the treatment entail?

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First, we will organise a free consultation meeting so we can familiarise ourselves with your oral history and current teeth and your own anxieties and concerns regarding treatment if there are any.

We will take impressions in order to design the perfect customised Inman Aligner for your mouth.

The Aligner is made using highly accurate 3D printed models, which are digitally corrected and adjusted so we begin the process with the perfect aligner in terms of aesthetics and occlusion.

You will receive a detailed chart of where any Interproximal reduction is required and where any buttons need to be placed.

We can also create a timeline for your treatment so you are fully in the loop regarding all aspects of the procedure.

When you return home with your Aligner you are expected to wear it 16-20 hours a day. If you choose to wear it for less than this, your treatment time may increase.

We will arrange regular check-ups at our practice every 2-3 weeks throughout the treatment duration, to carry out any additional IPR and check if buttons need to be repositioned.

Similar to all orthodontic treatment, when your treatment is completed we recommend a retention solution for life to prevent relapse. This may be a bonded retainer you wear at night.

We are available by phone or online if you need any additional support throughout the time you are wearing the brace.

Start your journey with The Gentle Dental

At The Gentle Dental, we have a team of qualified specialised committed to providing the best possible treatment for our patients.

It is our job, not only to deliver amazing results but also to ensure you are happy, comfortable and relaxed throughout your treatment. People choose to have their treatment with us because:

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If you are interested in the Inman Aligner or want to discuss alternative options, please call us on 020 8224 7562 to book in for a consultation with one of our orthodontic specialists.

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