Do you have crowded or twisted teeth that do not qualify for regular orthodontic braces? Or are you having regrets from not wearing your retainers after getting your braces off? You’re unhappy with your teeth but cannot face the social stigma of having to wear metal braces again. You may think that you have no other option but to remain unsatisfied with your teeth. Glasgow Dentist can offer you Inman Aligners, which provide a quick and safe approach to straight teeth in just a matter of weeks.
Commonly Asked Questions
What is an Inman Aligner?
An Inman Aligner is a removable device that realigns teeth, which are visible at the front of your mouth. Made from thin metal and plastic, the Inman Aligner consists of two aligner bows. These aligner bows oppose each other, which will gently guide your teeth into their new position.
It focuses solely on the front four teeth, either on the upper or lower, and corrects them quickly and safely within an average time of 6 to 16 weeks. The Inman Aligner is a simple procedure, which is very suitable to adult patients who have had braces in the past but their teeth have now moved as a result of not wearing their retainers after their removal.
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment itself is very simple. Following a consultation to establish if you are eligible for Inman Aligners, you will be required to have impressions taken of your teeth in order to create your own custom Inman Aligner. You will then be fitted with your aligner, which you will wear between 16 to 20 hours a day.
Following this, there will be regular checks every two to three weeks at your dentist to monitor your teeth’s progress and to make adjustments to your aligner. Once you and your dentist are satisfied with the results, you will only have to wear retainers during the night to maintain your perfect results. Retention is recommended to ensure that your teeth remain straight for life.
Will if affect my speech?
Many people are concerned whether the Inman Aligner will affect their speech. As with many orthodontic treatments, the first couple of weeks after you receive your aligner will be an adjustment period. This may affect your speech, but just for a short period of time. You will begin to adapt and find that your speech returns to normal quickly.
Inman Aligners are more cost-effective than other orthodontic solutions to straight teeth, such as Invisalign or metal braces. They are very easy to remove and clean and work in a safe manner to achieve quick, effective results.
Our team at Glasgow Dentists are committed to ensuring that our patients receive the proper treatment that is right for them. If you think that an Inman Aligner is a good option for you or you want to learn more about how our dental experts can help to restore your picture-perfect smile, contact us today.