Inman Aligners are being considered as the significant breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry after the introduction of porcelain veneer. We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this latest boon.
These aligners are used chiefly to correct the front six teeth that are crowded. Cases that have been treated before using several, often highly damaging porcelain crowns and veneers can now be managed with nothing more than just realignment of them. Additionally, some teeth whitening and tooth-colored restorative procedures can be done to finish the treatment wholly and neatly.
If crowns or veneers are still required after alignment, minimal preparation is done with nearly no harm to the underlying tooth.
We can assure that the days of the invasive and destructive smile makeover procedures are broken down, and new modernized minimally invasive methods have been formulated. They chiefly comprise of alignment, bleaching, and bonding.
Inman aligners are removable orthodontic appliances which can be used both in the upper and lower arches. It can be worn up to 20 hours in the day and are very comfortable even for chewing talking and also for social events.
The success of Inman aligners relies chiefly on a careful treatment planning and a follow-up schedule. Mild to almost moderate levels of front tooth crowding can be managed using Inman aligners whereas severe overcrowding can be better handled with other appliances such as conventional fixed appliances or Invisalign.
Inman aligners can be used before crown and veneer treatment to improve the position of teeth before tooth preparation, significantly reducing the amount of tooth preparation required. Inman aligners are advised before crown and veneering treatment. This will substantially help in reducing the amount of tooth preparation that is needed.
To allow the teeth to move, it is necessary to create a little space between them. This is achieved by minimal reduction of the enamel in between the teeth using abrasive strips, temporarily expanding the dental arch or a combination of, the two. To facilitate tooth movement, space has to be created. This is done by reducing a little amount of enamel between the teeth using abrasive strips, expanding the arch temporarily or both, depending upon the need. Once space is created the teeth can be moved.
The Inman aligners are made up of two aligner bows which are guided by nickel titanium coil springs that help in tooth positioning. These bows mildly oppose each other, the inner one pushes the teeth outwards, while the outer bow pulls the teeth back assisting the teeth for aligning in their desired position.
The Inman Aligner treatment works much faster than other orthodontic techniques. Most cases can be completed within 6–18 weeks.
• Initially, impressions of your teeth are made over which your Inman Aligner will be built.
• A test fitting will be done and any minor corrections made if needed.
• Aligner has to be worn every day for about 16-20 hours.
• Report for regular checkups, at least once in 2 to 3 weeks.
• Retention using lingual retainer or an Essix retainer is given post treatment to prevent relapse.