The Inman Aligner is a patented removable spring aligner that can correct mild irregularities in the front teeth leading to improved aesthetics, health and longevity of teeth. Two opposing spring loaded aligner bars push the teeth to their final position gently but with constant pressure. Surprisingly, this gentle pressure is the quickest way to move teeth and treatment typically takes 8 to 18 weeks with just 20 hours of daily wear. This compares to 6 months to 2 years for some other braces. The Inman aligner is a conservative, safe and cost effective approach when compared to traditional veneers and crowns.

Space is created between teeth by using dental sandpaper to carefully remove a measured amount of tooth enamel. Remineralising gel is placed on the teeth at each appointment. The Inman aligner is easily removed and so you can remove it temporarily for a special event. Because the appliance is removable teeth can be cleaned easily and you can eat normally.

Who can provide an Inman Aligner?

Only certified Inman Aligner dentists can provide the Inman Aligner and Galer Farrer has achieved this certification. Galer was thrilled when the international forum picked one of her cases as ‘Inman Aligner of the Month’ to demonstrate its success and has been quoted in multiple articles “The Inman Aligner is the greatest innovation in dentistry of recent years. It’s fast, affordable and kind to teeth. It really is the best way to straighten crowded front teeth.”

What is involved?

Treatment starts with a detailed consultation during which we assess your treatment needs and discuss a provisional treatment plan. This appointment includes photographs, impressions and x-rays of your teeth. The Inman aligner is made, using your dental impressions, at the laboratory. You will have the appliance fitted approximately 3 weeks later. You might notice, until you have adjusted to the appliance, that you salivate more and your speech is affected. The Inman aligner must be worn for 20 hours/day and it is generally easily tolerated with minimal discomfort but you may need to take paracetamol for the first few days. You will be requested to attend appointments every 2 – 3 weeks to monitor tooth movements, make space and adjustments to the appliance. When the treatment has been completed and you are happy with your new smile a fixed bonded retainer is recommended to ensure your teeth stay in position. You will also be given a plastic retainer. Retention is for life!

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To find out more about the Inman Aligner, or to book an appointment at Sharrow Vale Dental Care, call 0114 2686076, email enquiries@sharrowvaledentalcare.co.uk or send us a message using our online contact form.

Testimonials

For most of my adult life I have felt embarrassed by my 'goofy' teeth and have always been interested in getting them straightened. With my wedding approaching I decided to look into finally doing something about them.

After an initial consultation I was pleased to learn that this would be possible in time for my wedding.

The results have far surpassed my expectations and I am over the moon with the end result. I feel so much more confident in my smile and only wish this is something I had done sooner. I cannot thank or recommend Dr Farrer enough

I have visited Sharrow Vale Dental Care for a few years and Galer has always been my dentist. For some time I’d said how I wasn't happy with my top front teeth and how they had moved over my bottom lip casting a slight shadow over my bottom lip when I smiled. They were slightly twisted and had gradually been moving since I was in my teens. I also mentioned how I was very conscious of them and didn't like how my smile looked anymore.

Galer suggested the Inman aligner and presented me with all the information available on this treatment option with pictures of examples of other people’s teeth as a result of the Inman aligner. She made clear to me what it entailed and how I would need to wear it all day and only to take it out to eat and drink and as it was intensive it could be quite painful.

Galer was patient with me and gave me some time to go away and think about it and it sounded perfect so I decided to go ahead with it.

Once I'd decided it was started quite quickly having all the pictures and impressions etc. done. Galer was able to also provide me with an impression of the final result, which looked fantastic. She fitted the brace and it was very uncomfortable but she was very supportive and guaranteed it would all be worth it and the finished result would be exactly what I was expecting.

I had regular check ups and alterations to the brace and my teeth. Galer and her excellent nurses were very encouraging and supportive giving me any advice I needed. 
I did have some pain throughout the treatment but I knew it would be like this as Galer had already explained this to me.

The end result was fantastic, even better than I thought it would be and I have had so many compliments about my teeth from friends and family. I'm so pleased with my teeth. I no longer have a shadow over my bottom lip on photographs and they are no longer twisted at the front, they are now completely straight.

It has given me confidence to smile freely! 
I also had a whitening treatment, which was excellent, and my teeth have kept their whiteness. 
 I couldn't recommend the Inman aligner and Galer enough. She is so caring and enthusiastic and was throughout the whole treatment. It has all been worth it!

I had always regretted not wearing my retainer after having a fixed brace for a year as a teenager. As I got older my two front teeth started to cross over and although it had always bothered me, I didn’t feel like I wanted to put myself through more years of heavy orthodontic treatment.

When I saw the rapid and amazing results with an Inman Aligner I decided to finally go for it and have straight teeth for my wedding.

At first the Inman Aligner was uncomfortable to wear but it only took about two weeks for me to get used to it and then wearing it became completely normal for me. I had regular adjustments and within weeks I saw a difference. I was amazed that I had straight teeth so rapidly and was able to stop wearing it after only 12 weeks.

I’m trilled with the results and would recommend the Inman Aligner to anyone. I’ve even almost convinced my husband to have one!

I had never liked the look of my crooked upper teeth but just learned to live with it. I was never told I needed braces as a child and didn’t particularly want braces as an adult. I considered veneers but it was costly and felt like I was covering up the issue. Whereas the Inman is half the cost and actually corrects the teeth.

At first I was very self-conscious as the Inman felt very bulky in my mouth and it did affect my speech a little, but after seeing movement after just one week, I knew I had made the right choice.

Sharrow Vale Dental Care staff were very supportive and positive and kept me focussed on the end result.

I loved going to my fortnightly appointments so Galer and the team could see my progress.

I wore the aligner for 14 weeks altogether and it was worth it. I love the look of my teeth now and feel so much more confident