Inman Aligner: Treatment, Procedure, Cost, and Ideal Candidate

by maria | Last Updated: April 16, 2021

Your desire to have straighter upper and lower anterior teeth without the social stigma of ‘metal mouth’ or ‘rail track’ appearance could be fulfilled with revolutionary Inman Aligner. You will regain the confidence to smile without hesitation in just 6 to 12 weeks at far less cost compared to expensive clear aligners like Invisalign. The super-elastic Nickel-Titanium open coil spring design generates subtle but consistent pressure to move teeth in the desired direction more effectively.

What Makes Inman Aligners Highly Effective?


Spring aligners are in use for over 30 years to correct minor tooth movements, but the need for periodic reactivation to create needed pressure and the limited degree of correction made it an unpopular treatment option.

Donal Inman CDT created Inman aligners using Nickel-Titanium material. The piston-like component with coil springs creates gentle, steady, and consistent pressure to move front teeth parallel to the occlusal plane. All you need to do is wear a removable Inman Aligner for 16 to 20 hours daily for 6-12 weeks to straighten your teeth. The lingual and labial component functions in sync to generate force to squeeze the teeth into alignment.  

So, if you want to have straight front teeth you should consult your orthodontist to discuss the suitability of Inman Aligner. Unlike the invasive veneers and crown treatment, it is non-invasive. You will see the magic happening in just a few weeks. Why live with the discomfort of braces for over a year, when you have the option of correcting your misaligned teeth in just a few weeks, that too discreetly.

Procedure of Inman Aligner Treatment 

Aesthetic improvisation needs the commitment to follow instructions as the outcome and duration depend on your oral care. A qualified Inman aligner orthodontist will discuss all possible aspects of Inman aligner including the risk involved and cost before starting the treatment. Once satisfied, the process begins with taking an impression or scanning your teeth to ensure exact fitting.  

Once the Inman aligner is ready for placement, your orthodontist might smooth some teeth to fit the aligner comfortably. The teeth smoothing process is painless, so you need not worry about sensitivity.

The coil springs of the Inman aligner adjust and start generating subtle pressure to straighten front teeth. You have to maintain the highest possible oral hygiene to get quality shifting results in the minimum possible time.

 Depending on your case, the orthodontist might ask you to revisit fortnightly to make necessary adjustments. At the end of the specified treatment duration, which could be 4 to 16 weeks, the orthodontist will fit an invisible retainer to keep newly shifted teeth in place.

Ideal Candidate for Inman Aligner

 Inman Aligners are exceptionally great to move front teeth effectively at less cost, but all cases are not suitable for Inman Aligners. It has been designed to correct minor teeth misalignments or to bring relapsed teeth in place. If your dental structure is highly complex, you might need braces treatment to generate forceful movement for a longer period. So, suitability is very critical in the case of Inman Aligners. It is suitable if:    

How Much Does Inman Aligner Cost?

The cost of teeth straightening varies depending on the level of complexity, expectations, the experience of the practitioner, and the location. You should consult your orthodontist to know about the approximate cost of Inman Aligner treatment in the U.K. Following examination, your dentist will give you the estimated cost of Inman aligners and additional expenses to make your dental system aesthetically brilliant. The cost of Inman aligners could be around £1000-£2000, much less than the £4000-£5000 cost of clear aligners like Invisalign.

Bottom Line 

Inman Aligner is a great option, but to correct minor misalignment that too for front teeth only. It is highly effective, both cost and time-wise, but it all depends on the suitability of the treatment. Anything foreign in your mouth could trigger excessive saliva secretion, but people get used to it in a week. If you have the option to make your smile bright in just a few weeks with Inman aligners, then there is no reason to sacrifice precious moments of life.

Maria Giovanisci is an enterprising dentist from London. Maria graduated from the University of Murcia and began her professional career in her own dental clinic before, she decided to embark on a joint project with her two colleagues. Aside from contributing on this blog, she also works in the public health sector at the new Torrevieja Hospital.

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