What is the Inman Aligner Dental System?
The Inman aligner system is the ideal solution for protruding or misalignment of teeth. It can also be used as a preliminary treatment in cosmetic procedures. The Inman aligners are removable custom-fit braces that are adjusted to fit the individual, and are worn daily.
The Inman Aligner has gained wide usage over the last 8 years in the U.S. and also been successfully launched in the United Kingdom. It is expanding to many other countries where practical and expert dental care is needed. The patented device was developed by Donal P. Inman (CDT) after he became concerned and frustrated with the old spring aligner systems.
How does it the Inman Aligner work?
The Inman Aligner consists of two surface bows of plastic that are held in place by Nickel Titanium coil springs. These plastic bows exert a gentle but steady force on the teeth area. Overtime the device adjusts the teeth into the new suitable position. They work very efficiently because of the wide range of area covered. The device can be removed for eating and drinking.
Facts about the Inman Aligner
Ordinarily, most misalignment cases are remedied between 6 to 18 weeks but the Inman Aligner is much faster than typical alternative methods. It is a singular appliance without any rotations or change procedure. It is affordable in cost and delivers visible results quickly. It is removable at any point during the day.
During the first week, slight discomfort might be experienced and light pain-killers are suggested if this is the case. But most patients adapt after the first week and the discomfort subsides.
Inman aligner VS Invisalign
The Inman aligner is different from Invisalign in cost-efficiency and duration of use. Though the Invisalign accommodates a wider variety of special cases, it requires frequenter visits to the dentist to be replaced, and is costlier.
The Inman Aligner is the preferred option for cases of light protrusion and crowding. It can be removed easily for cleaning, results are seen quickly and only one device is needed.
Treatment and Usage
The patient is expected to visit their local dentist in order to determine if the Inman aligner is suitable for their needs. Afterwards, a personal profile will be taken and a custom device will be fitted to match the impression of the client.
The patient will typically wear the device between 16 to 20 hours a day and must return periodically for routine checks every 2 to 3 weeks. The patient is expected to remove it before eating or drinking and can remove it for special occasions or photos, as long as this duration does not exceed a few hours. Much like any other orthodontic treatments a retainer must be worn to safeguard against any relapse.
The usage of the Inman Aligner is suggested for those patients with a slight protrusion of the teeth (overbite) or moderate crowding. It is also used to pre-align teeth before a cosmetic procedure. It is a great, suitable solution for adults and teens who wish to correct protrusion or crowding in the shortest time.