Orthodontics

There is a new form of orthodontic treatment now available that is particularly suitable for adults because it uses a removable brace that can be taken out when it is not convenient for the wearer: eg. for meals, social occasions or meetings.

In the past, Orthodontic treatment has been offered mainly to children and involved extraction and fixed braces (train tracks) to relieve overcrowding.  In this country, adults have not really seen orthodontics as a cosmetic option to improve appearance and, in any case, most of us would be extremely reluctant to be fitted with fixed braces.

This new form of orthodontic treatment is based on an appliance called the “Inman Aligner”.  Treatment does not need the removal of any teeth and the appliance only needs to be worn for about 18 hours per day, so you can take it out whenever its presence might be inconvenient.

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Once your teeth are in the position we want, they are retained permanently in position by an unobtrusive band fixed across the back of the teeth. Results are achieved surprisingly quickly, typically in 6 – 16 weeks.

Every Dentist who wishes to prescribe the Inman Aligner orthodontic system needs to attend training and become approved by Inman as a Certified Provider.   We have fitted many Inman Aligners since January 2011 and all patients have seen excellent results.

“The finished result is amazing; at long last I have straight front teeth and no longer feel self-conscious when I smile”

The Inman aligner is removable, fast and represents a new concept in cosmetic dentistry. Because of this the cost of orthodontic treatment is kept lower and the Inman Aligner is possibly the cheapest orthodontic treatment available.  As a guide, treatment costs from about £1,500 per arch.

Why not call us for a free initial consultation to see if the Inman Aligner is for you.


How does the Inman Aligner work?

The Inman Aligner is a simple removable appliance used to align front teeth quickly and safely. It’s ideal as a stand-alone treatment or to pre-align teeth prior to further cosmetic options such as bonding or minimal veneers.

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The Inman Aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly. Once your teeth are in the position we want, they are retained permanently in position by an unobtrusive band fixed across the back of the teeth.

 

 

Case Studies

Patient 1

Before treatment – front teeth starting to cross over and laterals protruding forwards and sideways After Inman Aligner Braces – front teeth and laterals brought into line

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“I was really pleased with the speed at which I saw results and did not find the brace uncomfortable at all.  I am a teacher and didn’t want to wear my brace at school, so the removable brace was ideal”

 

Patient 2

Before treatment – lower teeth are crowded – even though she had conventional braces as a teenager After Inman Aligner Braces – lower teeth aligned to give a nice smile again and held in position with a wire retainer.

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“It was a quick, painless procedure that I am over the moon with, not only is it much easier to keep my teeth clean now, it has given me the confidence to smile and they look great!”

 

Patient 3

Before treatment – the upper lateral tooth sticks out forward and the upper lip snags on the tooth giving a crooked smile After Inman Aligner Braces – the tooth is moved into position and lengthened with a composite filling to give a lovely even smile

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“The finished result is amazing; at long last I have straight front teeth and no longer feel self-conscious when I smile”