The Inman aligner is an innovative orthodontic device which is used to straighten teeth. Unlike most other treatments the Inman aligner is a removable device and uses forces to shift the teeth gently into position. The Inman aligner is made of two parts: a coiled spring and a fine metal bar. The coil sits behind the front teeth, while the fine metal bar runs along the front of the teeth. These parts generate forces which effectively push and pull the teeth into the desired position.
The Inman aligner has been developed to move the teeth quickly and painlessly. Treatment is complete in a matter of weeks in most cases and patients can remove the device, offering them greater flexibility. The fact that the device is removable will be appealing to many people, especially if they have special occasions on the horizon.
As you can take the Inman aligner out this also promotes good oral hygiene. Fixed braces tend to trap food and this can increase the risk of oral health conditions, including gum disease and tooth decay – but the Inman aligner helps to prevent this problem.
The Inman aligner is an incredible treatment for people who have minor orthodontic problems that do not require a great deal of movement. It is not suitable for patients with more complex orthodontic prescriptions. For minor problems, the treatment is very quick, painless and patients have the option to take the aligner out. The Inman aligner is not invisible but it is very discreet and treatment time is shorter and the brace is cheaper than invisible braces.