Not everyone needs major orthodontic work to smarten up their smile – and now there is a real alternative to lengthy treatment with fixed braces.
Having braces and orthodontic work can be expensive, time-consuming and uncomfortable. Yet braces aren’t always necessary to make a few cosmetic changes to crooked front teeth. Now there are products like the Inman Aligner, able to provide a real alternative to lengthy orthodontics.
How much of your smile do people really see? Unless you have an especially cheesy grin, it’s only going to be the front teeth. So if they’re crooked but the rest of your mouth is fine, or has only minor problems that don’t require fixing, the best thing to do is use an easy, comfortable and, most importantly, fast-acting product that only acts on the front teeth.
The Inman Aligners can be removed, like retainers, and uses thin metal brackets, springs and coils to gently but firmly move front teeth into a great smiling position. You only ever have one appliance, so it’s cheaper than long-term braces that need to be replaced and there are no annoying orthodontist appointments to schedule month after month. Best of all, your front teeth can be moved into position in a matter of weeks, not months, with most treatments complete after 6 to 16 weeks.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Of course, there are a few drawbacks, as with any medical procedure. Unlike other new orthodontic developments, the Inman Aligners are not invisible during the treatment, though they certainly are more discreet that old-fashioned braces. You might feel some discomfort after the appliance if first fitted, but in most people this settles down after a few days. The biggest problem is that this treatment isn’t suitable for everyone; if you have serious over-crowding, under or over bite problems or large gaps throughout your mouth, then the Inman Aligner just won’t be tough enough to tackle the work that needs to be done.
Patients have to be pretty motivated if they’re going to use Inman Aligners, as a lot of the success (and the speed of the treatment) depends on the patient following instructions. You can obviously take out the appliance for eating, brushing your teeth and for social occasions. But if you become tempted to take out the Aligner too often, then it won’t be able to do its job properly, and the treatment will last a lot longer than planned. So if your teen is pestering for you to get their teeth fixed, make sure they understand how much of the success of the treatment is down to their commitment!
Local dentist clinics in the Ealing area will be able to advise if the Inman Aligners are suitable for your problem and arrange a consultation with an orthodontist.
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
020 8567 4344
Monday to Friday:
8.30am – 5.00pm
9.00am – 4.00pm