Quick correction of anterior rotations, crowding, and
adult relapse without the need for multiple appliances.
The Inman Aligner uses NiTi coil springs to apply steady gentle forces to teeth- without the need for costly multiple appliances to complete correction. Both lingual and labial components work together as opposing piston-like forces to move teeth. In most cases, the appliance is ideal for the correction of anterior rotations, crowding, and adult relapse.
Moves teeth over a greater distance
The Inman Aligner achieves controlled, continuous movement of teeth over a greater distance than conventional spring aligners. This pre-programmed appliance makes adjustments virtually unnecessary Precision alignment is accomplished with just one appliance.
Comfortable tor patients
NiTi coil springs give the Inman Aligner an easy lit and feel, compared to the uncomfortable pressure often experienced from rigid spring aligners.
Effective for retraction and cross-bites
The Inman Aligner’s components also can be used for a wide range of applications. The labial component is effective for retracting anterior teeth. This component replaces the use of elastics and the problems associated with them riding up toward the gingival.
Anterior cross-bites can be corrected using the lingual component. Used in either a removable or fixed appliance, this Inman Aligner variation eliminates the need for linger springs, screws, and adjustments.
Option: Lingual to Labial Movement Only
Similar in function to the Inman Aligner, this modification is ideal for individuals requiring lingual-to-labial incisor alignment, with limited labial-to-lingual correction needs. The lingual component works as a piston-like force to move teeth in a labial direction. The acrylic bow helps control incisor alignment from the labial as teeth are pushed outward.
Frequently Asked Questions about iNMAN aligner™
Is the Inman Aligner new?
Patients have been treated with Inman Aligners since 2000. In the United States approximately 450 to 500 new patients are prescribed treatment with Inman Aligners every month.
Is the Inman Aligner comparable to Invisalign?
No, the Inman Aligner is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth only. Invisalign can treat full arches (all your teeth).
Will treatment with the Inman Aligner be uncomfortable?
No. Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliances are easily tolerated. We may suggest aspirin or Tylenol for the 1st few days of treatment if you encounter any discomfort.
Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?
Yes. The Inman Aligner will affect your speech for a week or two. You will however acclimate to the appliances over time and be able to speak fine with them in place.
Will I need to see the doctor frequently for adjustments?
The Inman Aligners are pre-programmed to reduce the need to visit our office. We will prescribe a treatment for your needs.
This young lady wanted a great smile but wasn’t willing to have her teeth ground to stumps for veneers and also didn’t want fixed braces on her teeth. The Inman Aligner gave her the perfect solution and after her uppers were straightened all she needed was a little whitening and some simple bonding to replace her old fillings on the two front teeth. Her upper teeth were straightened in 12 weeks.
She was so happy she went on to straighten her lowers.
Tracy was worried about the wear and erosion of her crowded front teeth. Normally cases like this are often treated with porcelain veneers. These can give great results, but when the teeth are even slightly crooked, often large amounts of tooth have to be prepared to get the teeth into the right position.
Instead she decided to align her teeth with an Inman Aligner first.The teeth straightened over 10 weeks. It was clear how much better they looked and instead of veneers, her teeth were whitened and the edges built up with direct bonding with no preparation at all.