Inman Aligner - Info & examples
How Does the Inman Aligner work?
The Inman Aligner utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure.
These components work together to "squeeze" teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.
Drawing of upper Inman retainer
What does the Inman Aligner look like?
There are a few variations of the Inman aligner but it is a clear brace appliance that you can remove from your mouth but should wear most of the time.
There is a bar across the front and springs on the insides. the picture here shows a standard Inman aligner but to see images of more visit the official Inman Aligner website.
Lower Inman Aligner on study model - Before
teeth have moved into position
Inman Aligner case study
The results speak for themselves, this patient was treated by the Uk pioneer of the Inman Aligner Dr Tif Qureshi from dental elegance in Kent.
This young lady had worn a brace as a teenager but was not instructed to wear a retainer long term. By the time she was in her early 20s, her lower front teeth were starting to crowd again. She chose to wear an Inman Aligner instead of having fixed braces or far more expensive and slower clear invisible style braces.
In less than 6 weeks her teeth were fully aligned again. A retainer was then fitted. The patient was delighted that she her treatment cost nearly half of the price of the invisible brace and was completed in 6 weeks with an Inman Aligner instead of the 6 months it would have taken with clear tray braces.