Do you want straighter teeth?
Do you have crooked teeth and are embarassed by your smile? You may have had braces as a child and the teeth have now moved back or your just unhappy with the position of your teeth. You don't want to wear the train track braces. Well there is now a number of solutions.
Embarrassed by discoloured or stained teeth?
Clearstep has the answer. Our specially formulated whitening gel can be used in conjunction with your positioners to effectively remove stains and discolouration.
The Inman Aligner is designed to correct your crooked teeth or maligned teeth. It is barely visible, apart from a single clear wire, and it is a removable orthodontic appliance, allowing the wearer to go brace-free for important occasions. Similar to a retainer but has advantages over a retainer:
- Can correct moderate crowding and rotation of your teeth
- More comfortable for you to wear as the spring is made of nickel titanium rather than stainless steel
- No retention problems - which means that if your teeth move back after a few years then you can use the same brace for a while and get them straight again
How does it work?
The Inman Aligner utilises a lingual coil spring that puts pressure at the back of the teeth that need repositioning and a bar that is placed across the front of the teeth reverses the same pressure. These components work together to "squeeze" teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.
How long does it take?
Fitting the aligner takes two half hour appointments, followed by 15-minute monthly check-ups.
Generally your teeth can be treated between 6 to 16 weeks.
Does it hurt?
You may find you need to take mild painkillers for the first week or so. Like anything foreign to your mouth, it may cause you to salivate more than usual for 24 to 48 hours and could affect your speech for 7 to 10 days.
Is the Inman Aligner new?
Patients have been treated with Inman Aligners since 2000. In the United States approximately 450 to 500 new patients are prescribed treatment with Inman Aligners every month.
Is the Inman Aligner comparable to Invisalign?
No, the Inman Aligner is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth only. Invisalign can treat full arches (all your teeth).
Will treatment with the Inman Aligner be uncomfortable?
No. Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliances are easily tolerated. Your doctor may suggest aspirin or Tylenol for the 1st few days of treatment if you encounter any discomfort.
Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?
Yes. The Inman Aligner will affect your speech for a week or two. You will however acclimate to the appliances over time and be able to speak fine with them in place.
Will I need to see the doctor frequently for adjustments?
The Inman Aligners are pre-programmed to reduce the need for office visits. Your doctor will prescribe a treatment due to your needs.
Inman Fixed Bow
Inman Aligner Wraparound
Inman Aligner Habit Appliance
Inman Aligner Retraction Appliance
Inman Aligner Crossbite Appliance
Inman with Expansion