Inman Aligner FAQ

inman aligner faq

Inman Aligner FAQ

The Inman Aligner FAQ does exactly what it says on the tin. For those searching for some clear information about the Inman Aligner itself, the way it works and what it is like to go through the treatment then this article will provide you with a wealth of knowledge. So let us introduce- The Inman Aligner FAQ.

What is an Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a teeth straightening appliance that is able to straighten the front teeth with precision and speed. The aligner is removable and is the perfect treatment as a stand alone solution or to pre-align teeth before further cosmetic treatment such as dental veneers.

How does it work?

The aligner is partly made up of specially designed nickel titanium alloy springs. These are in charge of providing some force to the aligner bows that gently oppose each other and pushing the teeth into the desired position in the process. The force that is generated by the aligner bows works over a large range of movement which is the key factor that makes the Inman Aligner work as quickly as it does.

What happens during the Inman Aligner treatment?

  • Visit a certified dentist who will consult you as to if you are a good candidate for the Inman Aligner.
  • Impressions of your teeth will be taken so that your Inman Aligner can be created at the lab.
  • You will not have an appointment with your dentist for the initial fitting of the Inman Aligner.
  • You must now wear your aligner for around 16-20 hours per day. You will have regular check ups at 2-3 week intervals.
  • It is recommended that following your treatment you have a retainer fitted to prevent any relapse.

What can the Inman Aligner do?

  • It is ideal for those suffering misalignment of the front teeth. This can be due to; crowding, protrusion, rotations or cross-bites.
  • Great for correcting teeth of those people who stopped wearing their retainer after previously having braces.
  • Can be a stand-alone treatment or used with other cosmetic services such as whitening, veneers or bonding.

Is it comfortable to wear?

With any orthodontic treatment there will be a little discomfort to begin with. This is due to the big change that your mouth has to deal with. Not only the fact that the teeth are moving but also that there is something new sat around your teeth. Generally, any discomfort alleviates after a few days.

Will my speech be affected at all?

It is possible that your speech is affected for short amount of time until your are used to wearing the Inman Aligner. It is just a case of getting used to wearing the aligner.

How often will I need to wear the Inman Aligner?

This is something that you need to take notice of. The aligner will only work effectively if you wear it for the amount of time that your dentist gives you in your treatment plan. In most cases this will be for around 20 hours per day. If you choose to wear it for less than the allotted time then your treatment may stall and take longer than you had anticipated. You don’t need to and shouldn’t wear your Inman Aligner for 24 hours a day. You should always remove it when eating. Also remember to brush your teeth before replacing the Aligner back into your mouth. If you are attending a special event or are having a photograph taken then you are fine to remove the aligner as long as it is not out for more then a few hours.

What is the price of an Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is one of the most cost effective teeth straightening options out there. It is possible that the cost of treatment can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the amount of visits to the dentist you will need during your treatment.

How do I find a dentist who can fit me with an Inman Aligner?

All trained and certified Inman Aligner providers are listed on the official website. Dr Dan here at Bamboo Dental is a certified Inman Aligner provider and has performed many successful cases over his dentistry career so far.

Who is a good candidate for Inman Aligner?

The most suitable candidates for Inman Aligner are those who have mild to moderate crowding or protrusion of the front teeth. it is difficult to say for sure in general terms who will be an ideal candidate. You will only find out for your individual case if you visit your local Inman Aligner provider for a consultation where your teeth can be looked at in the detail required to come to an informed decision.

Is it safe?

There is some risk with any form of orthodontic treatment. Given that, there have been over 20,000 cases of Inman Aligner performed since its birth and as of yet there have been no reported cases of any negative effects on the teeth. Be it the strength of the teeth after treatment or the resorption of the tooth roots.

Will I need to wear a retainer afterwards?

In short, yes. It is recommended after any type of teeth straightening treatment that you wear a retainer afterwards. If you don’t then there is a risk that your teeth move back to their original position.

How long does the whole treatment take?

This will vary from case to case, however, in general the time taken for an Inman Aligner to complete the desired movements is 6-18 weeks. We hope that you found the Inman Aligner FAQ helpful. If you wish to pursue further information please do so at the official Inman Aligner website or if you wish to book a consultation, simply complete the contact form below.