The Inman aligner is the very latest fast-acting orthodontic appliance that can straighten teeth in a fraction of the time it takes conventional metal braces and clear plastic retainers.
Teeth straightening is a very common orthodontic treatment that has seen many advances in the last twenty years. It used to be that metal braces were the only option for straightening. These were ugly and uncomfortable. Then came the advent of transparent braces which were discreet but lacked some of the straightening power of the metal braces. This often meant that treatment had to last up to two years.
The Inman aligner offers treatment that combines the best of both worlds; the straightening power of metal braces and the discretion of invisible retainers. It works by placing a metal bar in front of the teeth and then using the power of a coiled spring to create space and push the teeth forward into position. The only visible part of the aligner is the slim metal bar across the front of the teeth. This removes a lot of the embarrassment and loss of confidence associated with wearing intrusive metal braces, especially for patients in their difficult and emotionally sensitive teenage years. It also means older patients are not subjected to the stigma of wearing visible braces later in life.
The Inman aligner usually shows results between six and sixteen weeks, which is astonishingly fast for an orthodontic appliance. It can cause some discomfort when initially installed but this is common to all dental appliances and will usually fade after the first week. It can, however, be removed which gives it an extra element of flexibility and can be taken out for an important meeting or social occasion.
Although it is not always suitable for serious cases of overcrowding, which may require a lengthier treatment with metal braces, the Inman aligner is perfect for putting the finishing touches to straight teeth. It is ideal for more mature patients who are bothered by some small overcrowding issues and wants to go that extra mile to have straight teeth. Ask a London W1 dentist about how effective the Inman aligner could be for you at your next dental appointment.