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How long does the Inman Aligner take to work?

December 1, 2021

Imagine this scenario. You want to fix your protruding and misaligned front teeth. You have heard about Inman Aligners. However, you have questions. Do you want to know how long does Inman Aligner take to work? Would you have to wear the aligners for the rest of your life? For how many hours a day? This article will help you know the facts. In the next five minutes, learn all about how long does the Inman Aligner take to work.

How long will the treatment process continue?

The right answer is, depends. Each patient’s teeth are unique and so is the treatment procedure. However, dentists complete the process within 6-18 weeks.

Why choose Inman Aligner over metal braces?

The short answer, because of the looks. Inman Aligner is a clear aligner made out of plastic. The clear aligner adheres to the teeth surface and remains almost invisible. Furthermore, you can remove Inman Aligner as well. Dentists fix the metal braces into position. Thus, you cannot remove the braces like the clear aligners. Furthermore, metal braces are visible and look ugly over the teeth. You would not want to spoil your smile with the very thing you opted for to make it better, right?

How does the treatment happen?

The dental treatment differs for each person as everyone’s teeth are unique. However, here are the general steps the process follows:

  • Visit a certified dentist who specializes in Inman Aligner. Only a specialist can tell you if you should go for Inman Aligners.
  • The dentist will take impressions of your teeth. Afterwards, the lab will design the Inman Aligner as per the impressions.
  • The dentist will fix a session for the initial fitting of the aligner.
  • You will have to wear the aligner for up to 20 hours each day. Furthermore, you must visit the dentist every two or three weeks for regular checkups.
  • The dentist will advise you to wear a retainer. Miss the retainer and your teeth can fall back into their original position.

How does this aligner work?

The Inman Aligner offers two aligner bows and two specially designed nickel-titanium alloy springs. The springs create an opposing force between the aligner bows. The opposing force pushes the teeth into their desired position. The outer bow pulls back on the front teeth and the inner bow pushes the teeth forward. The opposing force on both the inside and outside of the teeth works over a huge range of movements. Thus, the Inman Aligner works faster than many other dental aligners.          

What are the benefits?

What are the Benefits

The Inman Aligner corrects the misalignment of the front teeth. The misalignment can appear for cross-bites or rotations, crowding, or protrusion. Furthermore, you can go for Inman Aligners if your teeth had fallen back after removing braces. The situation can happen if you never wore retainers after removing the braces. Dentists can use the Inman Aligner as a stand-alone treatment. Furthermore, the dentist can offer additional services such as composite bonding, teeth whitening, or Porcelain veneers as well.

What is the price?

What is the Price

The price range varies. However, you can get a fair idea from the breakdown of prices explained below:

  • The assessment process will cost you around £130. The process includes space-wise analysis, taking photographs, performing x-rays, and studying models.
  • Each arch of the Inman Aligners will cost you around £1200 to £1900. The process includes the provision of Inman Aligners and the required adjustment visits. You can expect to have up to 10 visits with a visit per two weeks.
  • Furthermore, fixed retainers can cost up to £170 as well. 

Should you go for Inman Aligner?

Choose the Inman Aligner if you have mild to moderate protrusion or crowding on the front teeth. Furthermore, go for the Inman aligner if you have gaps between your front teeth or misaligned or uneven teeth. However, consult your dentist before you go for the Inman Aligner.

How long do you need to wear the Inman Aligner?

How long do you need to wear Inman Aligner

You will need to wear the Inman Aligners for up to 20 hours a day. Miss that and your treatment will take longer to finish. Furthermore, the treatment can even fail. However, never wear the Inman Aligners for 24 hours. Remove the aligners before eating. Furthermore, brush your teeth before you place the aligners back after eating. If you must remove the Inman Aligners, make sure you do not go without the aligners for more than 2-3 hours.

Would you need to wear a retainer?

Yes. If you choose any kind of teeth straightening treatment (The Inman Aligners are one), you must wear retainers once the treatment is complete. Miss that and your teeth can move back to their original position.

Is it convenient and safe?

Inman aligners are thicker than other clear aligners. Thus, the aligners take up more space inside the mouth. That is why Inman Aligners feel mildly discomforting for 3-5 days. Furthermore, the clear aligners put pressure on your teeth. Thus, you will feel mild pain for the first couple of days after wearing the aligner.

Will the aligner affect my speech?

Yes. For the first three to five days, your speech can get affected. However, do not worry about it. The phenomenon happens because you are not used to wearing the aligner. Furthermore, the clear aligners contain metal wires along with acrylic material. Thus, the aligners take up more space inside your mouth than other aligners. That is why your speech can appear slurry. The issue usually subsides after three to five days.

What issues can you face after wearing Inman Aligners? 

Common issues include:

  • Excessive salivation
  • Discomfort and sometimes pain for the first three to five days. However, the issue can extend up to two weeks in some cases
  • Speech difficulties

The issues arise mostly because people never wear the aligners for full time for the day prescribed. Never make the same mistake. Wear the aligners for as many hours as your dentist prescribed no matter how uncomfortable the aligners are. Miss that and your overall treatment will take longer than usual to complete.

Best for mild to moderate misalignment of the front teeth

If you have crowding, protrusion, or cross-biting of the front teeth, go for the Inman Aligners. If not, consult your dentist for a treatment that will suit you.

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