Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner has created the biggest revolution in cosmetic dentistry for years. When patients have crooked teeth the ideal treatment is always to try to straighten them with braces. But the truth is that most adults don't want months or years of braces even with today's less-visible options. In fact, a lot of adult patients with crooked teeth choose no treatment at all in preference to long-term orthodontics or having teeth ground back for veneers. Cosmetic dentistry has failed these patients.

Why choose the Inman Aligner?

Originally invented in the US by Donal Inman CDT, the Inman Aligner was used in limited situations mainly by orthodontists. 5 Years ago, Dr. Tif Qureshi started using the Aligner far more aggressively to straighten teeth that his patients were wanting to veneer, it was clear that this technique had the potential to have a massive effect on the traditional techniques of veneer-based cosmetic dentistry. Now this technique is available at Platt & Common Dental Practice This gives dentists and patients an amazing alternative treatment option to perform smile transformations without being harmful to teeth. The Inman Aligner has been described by leading cosmetic dentists as the "greatest innovation in cosmetic dentistry since the porcelain veneer". The appliance is remarkable for its speed, ease of use and relatively low cost compared to the other orthodontic techniques. It can straighten teeth in as little as 6-16 weeks. It is only one brace You can remove the aligner in seconds It only needs to be worn 16-20 hours a day. It can act as a retainer It is virtually invisible. It is great value compared to other orthodontic systems

How it works

The Inman Aligner uses tiny hi-tech springs that push the teeth together from both sides gently but also efficiently. Unlike most other orthodontic systems, it is constantly pushing and this is what makes the Aligner work so quickly Most Inman Aligner cases take 6-16 weeks. Complex cases can take a little longer and simple cases might finish sooner. Lower front teeth are normally a bit quicker than uppers. The length of treatment also depends on how much a patient wears their Aligner. Because the Inman Aligner is so highly efficient, when a case is suitable, it will work faster than alternative orthodontics techniques. This is what makes it so revolutionary and also moves the Inman Aligner into the realms of cutting edge Cosmetic Dentistry where veneers were so often used.

Is the Inman Aligner comparable to Invisible braces?

No, the Inman Aligner is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth only. Invisalign can treat full arches (all your teeth). But when both treatments are suitable, the Inman Aligner is faster and less expensive.

Will treatment with the Inman Aligner be uncomfortable?

Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliances are easily tolerated, although you may get some soreness for a week.

Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?

Yes. The Inman Aligner will affect your speech for a week or two. You will however acclimate to the appliances over time and be able to speak fine with them in place. Lower Aligners are far easier to speak with.

Will I need to see the dentist frequently for adjustments?

The Inman Aligners are pre-programmed to reduce the need for practice visits. Your dentist will prescribe a treatment due to your needs. In more complex cases, you may need some adjustments, but normally only every 3/4 weeks.