Inman Aligner

What is the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a means of straightening teeth and is able to correct a range of orthodontic problems. Many dentists use the Inman Aligner as an alternative to Lingual braces and Invisalign, as it is an effective form of brace treatment. The Inman Aligner can be used to treat upper and lower bite problems and misalignment of the teeth. The braces do not off the same standard of 'invisible' treatment as Invisalign or the range of Lingual braces, due to a visible metal bar that sits on the front of the teeth but they are none the less a highly discrete method of straightening teeth.

What does the treatment involve?

The Inman Aligner treatment is comprised of a clear aligner and one visible metal bar that sits across the front of the teeth, which, combined with a lingual coil, create combined forces to gradually squeeze teeth into the desired position.

You will likely have an initial consultation with the dentist to discuss the procedure and whether you are suitable for treatment. If a good candidate, you will then have your Inman Aligner fitted in the coming weeks and can start your journey to straighter teeth. You may need to visit the dentist to check the progression of tooth movement, as with Invisalign treatment.

What are the advantages of Inman Aligner treatment?

  • It takes less time in comparison to many other orthodontic treatments
  • The Inman Aligner is removable which is ideal for eating and cleaning your teeth
  • The cost of Inman Aligner is considerably less than Invisalign
  • You only need one aligner for the whole treatment

Are there any disadvantages?

As with any treatment there are disadvantages to the treatment:

  • The brace is not entirely 'invisible'
  • Not many dental practices offer Inman Aligner as it is relatively new to the market
  • It may feel uncomfortable during the initial stages

How long does treatment take?

The treatment time for the Inman Aligner is generally short, from six to sixteen weeks for the most part dependent on individual circumstances. The number of hours you wear the aligner will affect the time it takes to achieve the desired results.

How much does the Inman Aligner cost?

As an alternative to Lingual braces the Inman Aligner is generally less cost than that of Invisalign. There are however a number of factors that can contribute to overall cost of treatment, such as the dentist you choose and the dental practice. The amount of work needed to correct your teeth will also affect the cost, though you should expect to pay around £1250-£2500.