The Inman Aligner is one of the most recent orthodontic tools used to deliver straighter and better aligned teeth. It offers quite a number of unique benefits. A major draw to patients considering the treatment is that it delivers effective results in a relatively shorter time compared to more expensive and invasive orthodontic treatments. The dental community also jointly recommends it as an effective tool to correct minor alignment issues in the front teeth.
How does it work?
The Inman Aligner offers a relatively low-cost cosmetic treatment to fix crowding, gaps or misalignment between the upper and lower front teeth. The appliance is removable and subtle, compared with conventional orthodontic treatments.
FreshDental.co.uk notes that while it is not as subtle as invisible aligners, it offers the same level of comfort and convenience. It is also an ideal stand-alone treatment option as it requires minimal preparation and takes as little as 6 to 16 weeks.
The patient becomes suitable for an Inman Aligner treatment if the cosmetic issues are minor. Like conventional braces, adjustments to the expander may be necessary to achieve the desired results. The user may also remove the appliance at night, but should wear a retainer for backup retention. The patient must also wear a post-treatment retainer to prevent the anterior teeth from shifting back to the original state.
What are its limitations?
The Inman Aligner is patented and marketed as a subtle aligner for crooked, crowded or gapped front teeth. It does not claim to fix the rest of the patient’s teeth, which is why orthodontists don’t recommend the treatment to a patient who needs more orthodontic fixes.
The treatment is only effective in aligning the front teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Unless paired with an alternative orthodontic treatment, it is not effective in straightening out teeth set further back in the jaw.
The Inman Aligner is a promising new treatment that, when done properly, offers a conservative and revolutionary alternative to fixed orthodontic treatments. It allows for a fast cosmetic alignment of the front teeth at very low risks and cost to patients, even much lower than invisible aligners. It is ideal for patients who seek a more convenient and affordable smile makeover that’s also clinically safe and effective.