How Long Does Treatment Take?
Inman Aligner treatment can take from 6 – 16 weeks. Normally lower front teeth move a little faster than uppers.
Does It Hurt?
Like any orthodontic appliance there is some discomfort for the first few days until your mouth gets used to it. Your speech may be initially affected but will get better. You may salivate more and find it a little difficult swallowing at first. After the first two weeks teeth may feel loose – this is normal.
How Long Do I Wear It?
Ideally 20 hours a day and no more. Any less the treatment will take longer. It will only work if you wear it every day. Remove it when eating and clean your teeth before replacing it. It is ok to remove it for social occasions.
Advantages of Inman Appliance
- Alternative to Clear Braces
- One appliance for all treatment
- Normally quicker treatment time
- More cost effective
- Easy to remove and place
Tooth Wear and Gaps
It is important to note that if the tips of teeth are uneven they may need restoring once straightened. Also if teeth are really crossed over, a small triangular space may appear at the gum margin once teeth are straightened.
Interproximal Contouring – Space Creation
In order for crowded teeth to move we needed to create space. This is done by interdental polishing. This is when fine polishing is done in between teeth to create room for the crooked teeth to move. This is totally safe for your teeth.