Inman Aligner to straighten your teeth
The Inman aligner is an orthodontic appliance that has been around for many years to treat problems with alignment of your front teeth. They have gained popularity more recently due to the media attention that they have received and their advantages over fixed metal braces.
Here at Crescent Dental Care, Dr Wilson Yong is our certified Inman aligner provider, during your consultation with Wilson he will discuss with you how the Inman aligner could benefit you or if alternatives are available. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about the Inman Aligner:
Why should you use Inman Aligners?
As time goes by, your teeth may move causing your teeth to become crooked, some people have naturally crooked teeth. Most people believe that they would need fixed metal braces, however the Inman Aligner can be used to move your front teeth to an ideal position quickly and effectively in a matter of weeks. When compared to the invisible braces such as the Invisalign system, the Inman Aligner is also more cost effective.
- They are an alternative to Invisible Braces
- Only one appliance is required - no need to change every 2 weeks
- Results are usually faster than fixed or invisible braces
- They can be easily removed to eat and clean your teeth
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.
The Inman aligner is a new philosophy in cosmetic dentistry
But what if one day a simple removable device could straighten anterior teeth in a fraction of the time of traditional techniques and at a fraction of the cost? A day when truly conservative, no-compromise cosmetic dentistry could become a reality for the majority of patients. With the arrival of the Inman Aligner™ that day is already here. It’s been described as the biggest breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry of the millennium. This not just a new system, it’s a whole new philosophy. It’s a philosophy that has helped us to provide arguably the most ethical cosmetic dentistry ever.
History of 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, when Dr. Tif Qureshi (UK) 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.
This gives dentists and patients an amazing alternative treatment option to perform smile transformations without being harmful to teeth. Wilson has a special interest in simple and short term orthodontics using removable appliances and has been certified to use this system since 2010. 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.