Your complete guide to accelerated removable braces: the Inman Aligner

Inman AlignersYour complete guide to accelerated removable braces the Inman Aligner


There are so many different types of braces on the market today it can be very confusing when trying to make a choice. You may feel you need to straighten out your understanding of braces before making the decision to straighten your teeth.

I Love Straight Teeth have compiled this comprehensive guide to help you reach the best verdict when choosing Inman Aligners and to have confidence in your dentist and your choice.  

Why have Braces?

Gone are the days when braces were the sole domain of adolescents in the schoolyard, and only Hollywood stars had straight, white teeth.  Although dental braces have been around for far longer than you would imagine, beginning with the Egyptians, it has taken until now to make them discreet, comfortable and available to all.

Crooked teeth, prominent teeth, misaligned teeth, gappy teeth, over-crowded smiles; whatever the problem, it can be corrected by a skilled dentist and a suitable brace. They come in a variety of designs, each correcting different issues or technically appealing in a variety of ways from being the most efficient or the least visible.

Removable aligners are an alternative to fixed braces.  Similar to braces, aligners use a gradual force to control tooth movement, but without fixed metal wires and brackets. They are an efficient and excellent solution for mild crowding or closing gaps in your teeth. Clear aligners are invisible, very thin, and don’t impede your speech, making them an ideal choice for adult patients who are reluctant to wear metal brackets or bulky appliances for long periods of time . Constructed from clear medical grade thermoplastic,  aligners fit invisibly over your teeth.

In addition to wanting straight teeth for cosmetic purposes, to achieve a natural, attractive smile, you many need to straighten your teeth for health reasons.  Crooked, overcrowded and misaligned teeth are very difficult to keep clean and healthy.  Your toothbrush may not be reaching all the surfaces of your teeth; food particles may become trapped and eventually plaque will build up causing decay and periodontitis, gum disease, and tooth loss.  Not only is this distressing, but it may lead to complications, discomfort and great expense in the future.

Why have Inman Aligners ?

What is the difference between Inman Aligners and other aligners available to correct mild crowding or for closing gaps in teeth?  Put in one word, Inman Aligners are quick.  They are designed to accelerate the process of straightening the four front teeth, top and bottom, within just twelve weeks, hence they have been dubbed ‘Wonder Braces’.

Concentrating on straightening the prominent teeth at the front will impact most on a new and attractive smile. These are the teeth everyone sees when you talk or smile.  If you have a wedding to look forward to, a graduation ceremony or a job interview, you may want your teeth straightened as quickly as possible, and Inman Aligners can get you to the show on time.

What are Inman Aligners?

Designed by Donald Inman in America, genuine Inman Aligners are custom-made, removable aligners with built-in, concealed,  nickel titanium coil springs. The two spring loaded aligner bows gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movements, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly and efficiently. Inman’s patented design is not only innovative but can safely treat a number of dental disorders from crowded teeth, rotations, and bite problems amongst other issues.

Is the Inman Aligner right for you?

Only your dentist will be able to answer this question as a personal diagnosis will need to be made to check the health and position of your teeth.  If the idea of a removable aligner appeals to you and you would like your teeth straightened quickly for a special event, I Love Straight Teeth will be able to make the diagnosis and prepare your treatment plan, giving you a realistic idea of what to expect, without delay.

Custom-made for each and every patient, your aligner will be a perfect fit.  Initially, they will take a little getting used to, as with anything foreign in your mouth.  No need to be alarmed; you will soon become accustomed to wearing your Inman Aligner.

It must be borne in mind some dental problems take longer to correct than others.  The average treatment time for the majority of patients using Inman Aligners takes just twelve weeks, but there are others for whom it takes a little longer.  We are all individuals and, as with any treatment, we respond differently. However, although Inman Aligners must be worn all day and all night to work within the predicted amount of time, you can remove your aligner for a special event if you need to without disrupting your treatment.

What happens next.

Following your x-rays and diagnosis to see if Inman Aligners are suitable, we draw up a treatment plan.  You may be thinking what do Inman Aligners cost? Can I afford to straighten my teeth? We have taken this into consideration and can offer all our patients an affordable financial plan to spread the expense. You will know from your first consultation exactly what your treatment will cost before you commit to treatment.

If you decide to go ahead, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth which are sent to the skilled technicians at our laboratory to make your Inman Aligners.  When they are ready, your dentist will fit them, showing you how to put your aligners in and remove them.

He will also show you how to keep them clean and protected.  You will need to see your dentist every few weeks to check the aligners are working as predicted and make any adjustments. Once treatment is complete, you will be fitted with a discreet retainer to prevent your teeth from slipping back into their old position.

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