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Inman Aligner vs. Invisalign: Why We Prefer the Inman Aligner

When it comes to straightening your teeth without the use of traditional metal braces, there are few options to choose from. However, two of the most common options adults choose to straighten their teeth are Invisalign clear braces and Inman Aligner.

In this article, we are going to compare Invisalign with Inman Aligner so you can see which one is right for you.

Note: The prime use of the Inman Aligner is for people who didn’t wear their retainer after braces and the front teeth have crowded again.

These people usually don’t want full braces again, so the Inman Aligner is a nice and simple way to make them happy. Invisalign can also do this, too, but is also used for full orthodontics, which the Inman Aligner can’t do.

So, for the purpose of this article, we are comparing the Inman Aligner with Invisalign based on how they fix the problem of front teeth crowding.

Let’s talk about Invisalign first

Invisalign works by creating a custom series of aligners that are designed to fit your teeth perfectly. Many adults like the idea of Invisalign because it enables him or her to straighten crooked teeth without the social stigma of being an adult with braces.

So, here are a few of the pros of Invisalign:

  • Clear option for straightening your teeth
  • Can work well for a variety of cases

Now, in addition to the pros of using Invisalign to straighten teeth, there are some cons that you need to consider when trying to determine whether or not Invisalign is the correct treatment option for you.

Here are a few of the cons associated with Invisalign:

  • The aligners must be worn 24/7 except to eat and clean.
  • You must remove aligners to eat or drink anything (except water).
  • It’s important to brush your teeth after every meal to avoid discoloring or staining.
  • New aligners are needed every 2 weeks, with visits to your dentist or orthodontist every 4-6 weeks.
  • Invisalign is generally a more costly procedure when compared to the Inman Aligner.

So what about the Inman Aligner?

Now, let’s move on and discuss the Inman Aligner. Having done both invisalign and the Inman aligner, we find the Inman is more effective for most patients.

The Inman Aligner (as we mentioned at the beginning of the article) fits a certain patient profile, and is very effective at accomplishing the goals patients want to achieve in those situations.

The Inman Aligner and Invisalign really have different target audiences. Invisalign is a system that is designed to be a comprehensive orthodontics solution, and at least in the orthodontist world, most of them charge as much or more for Invisalign than they do for regular braces. Part of the reason for that is because the shells themselves are so expensive.

The ideal patient for Inman Aligner treatment is an adult who had braces when they were kids (or maybe they didn’t), and they quit wearing their retainers and now their bottom teeth or their top teeth have started to shift and crowd again.

While they certainly don’t like the fact that their teeth are crowded, they do not want to do braces again (metal braces carry a social stigma for some, and Invisalign is an expensive procedure).

The Inman Aligner is a much less expensive, much quicker way to straighten those front four teeth and reduce crowding on the upper or lower four teeth. Sometimes at Lifetime Smiles we do go to an Invisalign-like concept and we use a series of clear shells for very minor movement.

So to recap, here are the pros and cons of using the Inman Aligner compared to Invisalign:

Here are a few of the pros of using an Inman Aligner:

  • Easy to remove and clean
  • Less expensive than Invisalign or metal braces
  • Works quickly
  • Only one is needed (aligners do not need to be replaced as treatment progresses)
  • Great solution for crowding of the upper and lower front teeth in adults

While we think the Inman Aligner is a great solution for our patients suffering from front teeth crowding issues, here are a few of the things some people have expressed as cons when wearing the Inman Aligner:

  • The Inman Aligner has a small metal bar, which can be seen
  • It is more bulky than clear shells
  • Only works for crowding of the front teeth
  • You have adjustments every two weeks

So What is the best option for you?

At Lifetime Smiles, we believe in making sure each patient gets the proper treatment that is right for them. Above, we have outlined the pros and cons of both Invisalign and the Inman aligner in order to help you make an educated decision on which one is right for you.

So, if you want to learn more about the Inman Aligner and how our dentist, can help restore your smile, contact us today!

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Inman Aligner – How Does It Straighten the Teeth?

More and more people are getting the Inman Aligner advantage and when it comes to correcting the front teeth, it has become a favorite among a growing number of dentists. What is Inman Aligner and how does it straighten your teeth?

What is the Inman Aligner?

Inman Aligner is a simple, removable appliance that can quickly and safely align and straighten the front 6 upper/lower front teeth. The Inman Aligner is perfect as a standalone treatment or to correct alignment of the teeth prior to other cosmetic procedures like boding or veneers.

How does it work?

The Inman Aligner has one buccal and one lingual bow that “pushes” the teeth into right position with light and steady forces.

Is it comfortable to wear?

For the first 3-4 days you might experience soreness or tenderness in the mouth and/or increased salivation. After this initial period of time, patients say that it becomes more comfortable.

How often should a patient wear it? Does the amount of time it is being worn affects it’s effectively?

You need to wear the Inman Aligners for 16-20 hours/day. General rule of thumb is the more hours the aligners are worn, the faster the treatment and the less hours, the slower the treatment.

How different is the Inman Aligner from the other orthodontic alternatives?

Inman Aligner is a compromised orthodontic treatment since it can only move the front upper and/or lower 6 teeth. But it is faster and cheaper than fixed braces or clear aligners like Invisalign. All treatment with Inman Aligner is evaluated and planned by the computer to know exactly how much space we need to create or close. Every patient is presented with a 3D printed model (after treatment) before the treatment.

 

Who is a candidate for the Inman Aligner?

All patients – no matter the age that present following:

  1. Healthy teeth and gums
  2. Upper/lower front teeth with mild/moderate crowding and differential wear
  3. Relapse from earlier orthodontic treatment due to failed retention
  4. For busy people who cannot wear orthodontic appliance since Inman Aligner can easily be removed for an important meeting/phone call
  5. Preferably do 1 arch at the time and if you only need to treat upper or lower teeth

How long does a general case take?

Most of my cases take between 6-12 weeks.

What can patients expect when they start wearing it?

How fast it works without pain and what a beautiful smile you can create.

What’s involved in the treatment?

After the first assessment to verify if you are suitably for Inman Aligner treatment:

  1. Impressions and photos are taken.
  2. Discussion with the patient which tooth is in most favorably position, etc.
  3. Measure the width of one tooth for calibration.

At the day of fitting the Inman Aligner:

  1. Instructions given how to insert/remove the Inman Aligner
  2. Place the composite “tags” to keep the bow in right place.
  3. If needed create space by “stripping” between the teeth with very thin diamond strips.

How should patients care for the aligners?

Brush with toothbrush and toothpaste and keep it in the yellow container box when not in use.

Do patients need retainers at the end of the treatment? If so, what kind of retainers are they? And how long should they be worn?

You will always need a retainer after all kind of orthodontic treatment as long you want your teeth to stay aligned. For best results and maintenance post-treatment, I prefer a fixed multi-strained retainer glued to the back of your teeth.

How often are the visits to the dentist?

I see my patients for regular check-ups every 2-3 weeks. Once treatment is complete, I see them every six months to make sure the retainer is in perfect condition.

If you wish to book an appointment, please call Dentcare Dental Clinic at Toll Free: 800 80 80 80 or request an appointment online.

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Inman Aligner in Dubai – How it Works

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Inman Aligner in Dubai, Revolution treatment of Straightening Front Teeth

To find a perfect treatment to keep your teeth aligned, Inman Aligner in Dubai is an alternative technique to straighten your front teeth. Inman aligner braces are very user friendly and your teeth benefit from its long term health.

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Teeth straightening with Inman Aligner in Dubai

The Inman Aligner procedure
It is not a complicated procedure, as all the others it begins with a consultation between you and our orthodontist. After your teeth being examined by doctor team and the braces designed as per the shape of your teeth, you start using it and the great point is that you find Inman Aligner very easy to be adapted in your mouth. By using Nickle Titanium coil springs which power two aligner bows that set the teeth to their correct position, The Inman Aligner puts your teeth in their perfect spot. Your front teeth will be moved gently to its desired position not in a very long time. In most of the situations the process is completed in 6 to 16 weeks and the great point is that our team in Dubai guarantees that Inman Aligners does not affect your lifestyle because you can remove it easily.

Inman Aligner Vs Invisalign

If you are considering to straightening your teeth, you may have lots of questions about straighten treatments. The most effective teeth straightening treatments are Invisalign clear braces and Inman Aligner in Dubai. But which one is more effective? Which is more affordable?

 

The way it differs from the Invisalign brace is that the material used in Inman aligner is a semi-transparent in contrary with Invisalign which is completely transparent. Also the metal bar used in Inman Aligner moves across the teeth front. Invisalign is generally a more costly procedure when compared to the Inman Aligner.   Invisalign brace is needed every 2 weeks, with visits to your dentist or orthodontist every 4-6 weeks While Inman Aligner does not need to be replaced as treatment progresses

 

Advantages and Disadvantages

The period for the treatment is significantly shorter comparing to other braces. It’s easy to be removed so that you can eat and clean the Inman aligner braces much easier comparing to the fixed braces. As far as the cost is concerned, Inman Aligner is much cheaper that so many other braces in the market. You don’t need to change Inman Aligner braces. You use only one aligner in the whole process of treatment. On the other hand, the numbers of dental clinics which offer the Inman Aligner in Dubai are in a limited range as of now. Meanwhile it only works for crowding of the front teeth.

 

Inman Aligner Consultation:

If you are living in Dubai and looking for a solution to keep your teeth aligned we highly suggest making a consultation appointment with one of our orthodontist and asking us about Inman Aligner and its advantages. During the consultation, we discuss your case in detail to determine if you’re a good candidate for Inman Aligner. We are very honored of having hundreds of successful performances in Inman Aligner in Dubai and satisfied clients. We’re committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service possible. Our extensive range of services allows us to satisfy all of your dental needs in our clinic, without having to make several appointments with various specialists.

 

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Before and After pictures of Inman Aligner in Dubai

 

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