In the past, people interested in straightening their front teeth had the choice of two braces options: static, wire braces or invisible braces. A third option, utilising current technological advances has emerged in the form of the Inman Aligner, a device that puts multi-directional pressure on the upper front teeth, forcing continual, constant alignment.
Carried out over a three-step process, the removable Inman Aligner straightens crooked teeth in less than 20 weeks, while saving wearers cash as it is a cheaper alternative to traditional dental braces. First, whether you are suitable for treatment is a matter determined at a consultation between you and your dentist.
After a successful initial consultation, a detailed analysis of your mouth is conducted followed by an in-depth consultation. During this second consultation, patients and dentists speak at length and in detail about the patient’s mouth, teeth, gums, bite and alignment, working to determine clear goals.
Next, teeth impressions are taken and the Inman Aligner is created to meet the specifications of your mouth. Treatment usually lasts up to 20 weeks.
Unlike traditional braces, the Inman Aligner must be removed before eating and drinking, brushing and flossing. In terms of discomfort, patients have reported feeling a bit of discomfort for the first few days of wearing the aligner. Speech is also slightly affected for the first few days.