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Inman Aligner

What is an Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a removable appliance used to align the front teeth quickly and safely. The Inman Aligner works best for mild to moderately crowded teeth.  Not all cases are suited to Inman Aligner treatment, so it is important to first have a consultation with the dentist to see if your teeth are suited to alignment with the Inman Aligner.

How does it work?

The Inman Aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly.  As with wearing any appliance in your mouth, it even more important to ensure that your oral hygiene is maintained at a high level to prevent any decay from forming during the course of the treatment.

How long is the treatment with the Inman Aligner?

Most cases are completed within 6-18 weeks.

What's involved in Treatment with the Inman Aligner? 

  • Book in for a consultation with us to determine if your teeth are suited to alignment with the Inman Aligner
  • If your case is suitable, impressions will be needed so that the lab can fabricate your custom made Inman Aligner
  • Initial fitting of the Aligner
  • Wear the Aligner 16-20 hours a day
  • Regular Inman checks every 2-3 weeks

As with other orthodontic treatment, after treatment is completed with the Inman Aligner, retention is recommended for life to prevent relapse. Retention can come in the form of a lingually bonded retainer wire and/or an Essix retainer.

To find out more about this product, feel free to call us at Drummoyne Dental Practice on 91812226