There's an increasing number of dental braces available to straighten or move teeth to a more desirable position. The majority of these have been developed to either reduce the appearance of the braces, or to reduce the period in which the patient is required to wear them. One of the newest options is Inman Aligners
Inman Aligners allow teeth to be corrected in a remarkably short period of time, with typical treatment periods of just six to sixteen weeks. So how does it work?
What the procedure involves
The Inman Aligner is a removable brace comprised of coiled springs that fit on the back of the teeth and a bar that sits across the front of the teeth to manipulate them into position. The treatment can take as little as six weeks, depending on the amount of tooth correction required. The longer you wear the aligners each day, the faster you'll see results. The recommend period is twenty hours a day, every day of the week.
Like most braces, Inman Aligners may take a week or two to get used to. Patients may experience mild discomfort, excessive salivation, and speech interference. However, in almost all cases, this subsides as the the patient grows accustomed to wearing the aligners.
Advantages and disadvantages
The main advantages of Inman Aligners are that they involve shorter treatment times than invisible braces, They're also removable, allowing easier eating and cleaning, and of course, they are significantly cheaper.
However, on the downside, they are more noticeable than the Invisalign system, and they may not be suitable for patients requiring considerable tooth movement.
Typical costs and prices
As with most cosmetic dental treatments, the cost of Inman Aligners will depend the complexity of the procedure, the expertise of the dentist, and the length of treatment. However, in general, Inman Aligners cost significantly less than similar invisible braces techniques. On average, expect to pay between £1200 and £2500 in a UK private clinic.
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