There are many kinds of braces available on the market, and the one that we opt for will depend on what your teeth are like at the moment, and your ultimate goal when it comes to treatment.
If you require gentle alignment for minor orthodontic issues, the Inman Aligner could prove to be an effective option.
An Inman aligner is a removable product that treats the teeth at the front of your mouth. It is made from plastic and has two springs inside it which will help to move your teeth into the desired position over the course of the treatment time.
Before you make your decision about which brace option you want to go for, you will need to weigh up all of the pros and cons of this choice. There are quite a few positive points to Inman aligners, which we have outlined below:
One of the major plus points to this treatment is the fact that it can be completed a lot more quickly than other options. Most patients will need to wear their aligner for at least 6 weeks. However, many will find that their teeth are in their desired position within 20 weeks, which can be much quicker than many of the other options that are available.
The great thing with the Inman aligner is the fact that you can take it out of your mouth, meaning that there needs to be no change to the way that you look after your teeth. This can make things much easier, and will also mean that you don’t need to worry about any marks being left when the aligner is no longer used at all.
In addition to regular care, lots of patients choose to combine aligner treatment with others, such as whitening and veneers, both of which we are able to do for you if needed.
Firstly, we will invite you to come and see us to chat about your situation, and we can work together to agree on the best treatment for your teeth. If it’s decided that Inman aligners are the way to go, we will take an impression of your teeth, meaning that our lab will be able to produce a custom aligner that fits you perfectly.
Once it’s ready, we will fit it for you, and you should wear it for between 16 and 20 hours a day. This means that it should be worn at night, however you can remove it to brush your teeth and when you eat.
We will invite you for follow-up appointments regularly, and this will help us to keep track of your progress. When we are happy with the results, we will remove the aligner, and give you a retainer brace to wear instead. You will need to wear this for a long time, as it can stop your teeth from going straight back to the way they used to be.
Provided you follow instructions with the aligner and care for your teeth in the right way, you should find that it really is a positive treatment with results that you will be happy with.