The Inman Aligner uses a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure.
These components squeeze the teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.
Previously, those with crooked teeth had few options. Fixed and clear braces are effective treatments but are slow and can also be costly.
The other alternative is porcelain veneers. But this may involve heavy grinding of the teeth to get them into the correct position.
The Inman Aligner offers an easy alternative. It works quickly and efficiently, so instead of irritating brackets being stuck to your teeth or having to wait months on end for clear braces to have an effect, your front teeth can be straightened in as little as 6 -16 weeks.
Even if veneers are absolutely necessary, because of severe misshapen or discoloured teeth, the Inman Aligner can align the teeth before the veneers are prepared.
If you are suitable for the Inman Aligner treatment, you could have a fantastic smile more quickly and at far less cost.
You are unlikely to feel discomfort. However, if you do, taking a mild pain killer for the first few days should help.
For the first few couple of weeks it will affect your speech but over time you should be able to speak normally.
The Inman Aligner is designed to reduce the need for dental visits and is tailored to your individual needs.
It may cause you to salivate slightly more than usual for 24 to 48 hours and could affect your speech for 7 to 10 days. This is no different from clear or fixed braces.
The longer you wear the Inman Aligner, the quicker the results. Wearing the appliance 16 to 20 hours a day is recommended.
It may be necessary to wear a retainer for a short period after the treatment to ensure your teeth do not return to their original position.
This treatment is available at the following practices: