The Inman Aligner at PlusTerveys
Before we can commence treatment, we will start by taking some images and making an impression of your teeth. We then use them to create an Inman Aligner that is tailored to your individual requirements. The exact duration of your treatment depends on your individual circumstances as well as the complexity of the case and the desired outcome. Usually, patients who are suitable candidates for an Inman Aligner can expect to see fairly quick results. Most cases can be completed in 6–18 weeks, provided that the retainer is worn for at least 16–20 hours per day. You can wear it for less time, but this will increase the treatment time. Your dentist will assess your suitability and advise on how long the treatment is likely to take in your case.
How does the Inman Aligner work?
The Inman Aligner uses nickel titanium coil springs to power two alinger bows which gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position.
This method is particularly well suited for crowding, protrusion and rotations. It is straightforward to use and easy to take out when you don’t need it. You can remove it for meals, tooth brushing or if you have an important occasion, like a meeting or presentation, coming up. It is a good idea to wear your retainer for the recommended 16–20 hours so that you reach your treatment goals on schedule and you avoid having to extend the treatment. The Inman Aligner is only suitable for correcting the top and bottom front teeth and is not intended for the treatment of malocculusions, also known as a bad bite.