It is barely visible, apart from a single clear wire, but can be taken out for important occasions.
The Inman Aligner is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth rather than full arches.
The Inman Aligner uses a lingual coil spring to put pressure on the back of the teeth that need repositioning. A bar is placed across the front of the teeth to reverse the same pressure. These components work together to ‘squeeze’ the teeth together, pushing and pulling them into alignment to achieve the desired outcome.
Fitting the aligner takes two 30 minute appointments, followed by 15 minute monthly check ups. Treatment can be completed in as little as 8-16 weeks.
You may feel some discomfort when the aligner is first fitted, but this can be managed by over the counter painkillers. It will take some time to get used to the feeling of the aligner in your mouth, and you may find you salivate more than usual for 24-48 hours, but this will be short lived.
Yes, it is common for the Inman Aligner to cause you some difficulties with speaking for the first week or two after it is fitted. However, you will quickly become accustomed to the feeling of the aligner and be able to speak normally with it in place.
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