Pros and Cons of Inman Aligner

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Published: 11th August 2010
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Many new and improved orthodontic techniques were introduced during the past few years and a few of them performed well. These new techniques have already replaced a large market share enjoyed by conventional teeth straightening appliances. Nevertheless, the competition is still on and old technologies are evolving faster than new. But the main advantage of new generation braces is that they are less visible. Inman Aligner is one such invention that places emphasis on the cosmetic aspect of having an orthodontic device applied.

Why would you opt for an Inman Aligner?

The first advantage, as noted above is that, Inman-Aligner is less visible than conventional braces. It consists of a set of springs attached to either ends fixed to the premolars. The hardware runs the length of the entire device but only a single string is visible along the front areas. There is a transparent covering attached to the string that holds the teeth and gums together.

Different varieties of Inman-Aligners are available. For those who are ready to spend a bit more, they provide aligners with white strings instead of steel ones. This white string looks almost invisible while it is worn. Thus the aligner can be rated as entirely invisible.

Inman Aligners work faster than most of the other aligners available in the market at present. The working of Inman-aligner is based on a spring technology. The spring exerts continuous pressure on the teeth which naturally responds faster. These aligners correct reasonable mis alignments within a matter of 2 months in case of children. For adults the entire treatment might take 3 to 4 months depending on the degree of correction required.

Inman-aligners are far cheaper compared to other teeth straightening devices like ceramic braces and Invisalign. In most places they are available for $2500 to $4000. The average prices for other advanced orthodontic aligners range around $8000 to $10000.

Inman-Aligners are far more convenient than traditional braces because these aligners are removable. Even though your dentist would advice you to wear it everywhere, he would allow you to remove it for a few hours daily. These aligners are easily removable and your orthodontist will explain the procedure to you. Thus you can comfortably carry out activities like brushing, eating etc without the aligner causing any form of hindrance. You cannot do this in case of braces.

Why are the downsides of Inman aligners?

These aligners are not fit for everyone. Excellent gums and teeth condition and strong jaw bones are essential for a candidate to be eligible for Inman aligner treatments.

Inman aligners work with the help of springs that constantly pulls on the teeth and gums. Due to this excess pressure, the aligners can cause pain and uneasiness in some cases.


Source:

www.cosmeticdentistryguide.co.uk

www.cosmeticdentistryguide.co.uk/teethwhitening.html


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