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Inman Aligner

Inman Aligner

Inman Aligner is an ideal removable solution for adults with misaligned front teeth and can be used as an alternative to dental braces, which may not be suitable for all patient lifestyle.

Inman Aligner – Minor Tooth Movement

What are Inman aligners?

Inman removable aligners are used when only the front teeth require corrections such as proclining or retroclining and allow us to achieve optimum results with the use of only one appliance.

The use of the Inman aligner can return the front teeth to their most aesthetically pleasing position using minimal time and effort to ensure comfort for patients with busy work schedules.

Are there different types of Inman Aligner?

Our orthodontist will provide the corrective fixture that is most suited to the individual needs of the patients. Often, this could be one of four possible types.

  • Standard Inman Aligners are designed for the correction of maxillary and mandibular incisors (front teeth), with coil components used to correct tooth rotations and overcrowding.
  • Invisible Inman Aligners use lingual active components to attach to an invisible aligner to ensure the best results for the patient.
  • Clear Bow Inman Aligner is probably the most aesthetically pleasing of all the available options due to the fact that the wire on the front of the teeth has been eliminated.
  • White Bow Inman Aligner disguises the wire while still allowing the use of a hard acrylic. Although this method is more noticeable than the clear bow, it is also the least expensive of the options.

What are the benefits of Inman Aligners?

The overall treatment is less expensive than a range of teeth straightening braces, which can compensate for the fact that Inman Aligner’s are not entirely invisible. In addition, Inman aligners are more conservative process than the installation of dental veneers.

Additionally, the speed of the treatment is thought to be one of the biggest advantages associated with Inman aligners. If worn for up to 20 hours per day, patients could see improvements to their smile within six to sixteen weeks.

Inman Aligners can be removed, which makes brushing and eating a much simpler experience for wearers. The fact that the Inman aligner needs very little adjustment could also encourage busy patients to adopt the treatment, with only one appliance used throughout the process.

How does the Inman Aligner work?

Our orthodontist will use a coil spring to create the gentle forces needed to move the teeth into their ideal position. A lingual component then creates a piston-like action, with labial components reversing the same movement.

Working together, these elements push and pull together to squeeze the teeth into place and create one of the most effective solutions to misaligned teeth that can be easily controlled and adjusted to the teeth of the individual.

Is the Inman Aligner painful?

Patients are unlikely to experience any pain as a result of the treatment, which uses gentle but steady forces that make the feel of the accessory easily tolerable. We recommend the use of a mild painkiller for the first few days of treatment to ease any discomfort.

Initially, patients could salivate more than usual for the first few days, with slight changes to speech during the initial period. These temporary issues are quick to fade and usually emerge as a result of the fixture’s position in the mouth.

Are there any alternative treatments to Inman Aligners?

Patients with teeth alignment issues on more than just their front teeth could be offered a range of alternative solutions available at Pearl dental clinic.

Invisalign acts as a removable near invisible aligner designed to improve the appearance of the smile by resolving issues regarding overlapping and misaligned teeth. Unlike Inman Aligners, Invisalign aligns more than just the front teeth and can align the whole dentition. Invisalign is also a much more discreet appliance compared to the Inman Aligner.

Damon braces are the ideal treatment for people who require an effective fixed brace solution to crooked teeth. The procedure entails the use of low-friction mechanics to create a fast, orthodontic fixture using a slide system to ease pain. Damon braces are not as invisible as Invisalign but as they do not need as much patient compliance, they may be more suitable for some patients.

Lingual braces such as Incognito lingual braces are also available at Pearl dental clinic. Lingual braces fixed at the back of teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing braces solution. However they do cost more than the other braces options.


Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week. You can book a Inman aligner consultation with our Specialist Orthodontist by calling us on 0208 547 9997 or emailing us or booking an appointment online