Knowing the details of any dental treatment is important before you make the important decision as to whether to proceed. Fortunately, the team at the Straight Teeth Suite are able to provide professional advice and guidance to all confused patients – whether in depth at a consultation in Nottingham, or right here on the blog. Following PART 1 , below is part 2 of this series on Your Guide To The Inman Aligner, so you can get more information and see whether this treatment could work for you.

Will the treatment itself be uncomfortable?

While it’s one of the most common questions asked regarding any dental treatment, it’s a difficult one to answer. Of course, some cope better than others with these things, but as a general rule it’s best to prepare for a few days of discomfort following the start of the treatment. It will get better with time, but if you need pain relief then that is an option that is always available to patients.

Is the Inman Aligner comparable to Invisalign or fixed wire and bracket braces?

The main difference is the number of teeth that each treatment covers. The Inman Aligner is extremely effective, but only covers the front four teeth.  Invisalign or fixed wire and bracket braces, on the other hand, are treatments designed to be used on a much larger scale and would be recommended if the patient needed more teeth straightening.

What is the cost of the Inman Aligner treatment?

Of course, it all depends on the complexity of the case. On average, it is expected to somewhere between £1500 and £1800.

Is it suitable for children under 14?

As a general rule, the Inman Aligner is not usually recommended due to children that are still growing. In these instances, a conventional brace is considered more suitable.

Am I too old to wear an Inman Aligner?

An Inman Aligner is one thing you’re never too old for. The only prerequisite that the team at the Straight Teeth Suite have is that each patient has strong teeth and healthy gums in order to proceed with the treatment.

How many hours a day should I wear it?

It’s recommended that the Inman Aligner is kept in for a minimum of 18 hours per day, although patients are advise to get as close to the full 24 hours as possible for the most effective results. Ideally, the only time is should be removed is when eating, drinking or brushing teeth.

Is it okay to drink anything other than water when wearing the aligners?

Unfortunately, as with many dental treatments, water is the only thing that is recommended to drink. Any other liquids have the potential to damage both your teeth and the aligner, meaning the treatment must continue for a longer period of time.

Can I have Inman Aligner braces if I have veneers?

It is possible, but it will require a bit more extra planning to achieve the desired results. As each aligner is custom made, we’d need to decide whether to straighten your teeth through the veneers or if you feel that changing the veneers would be more suitable. Either way, we can easily work around them but the planning stage will be slightly longer than usual to ensure the team get it right for you.

Will it affect my speech?

At first, you will experience some slight change in your speech. The aligner itself will cover the tongue’s surface, causing you to have a lisp during the initial few days of the treatment. The easiest way to combat this is to exercise your tongue as much as you can – either talking as much as possible, or reading a book out loud to help your tongue get used to it. After this, the lisp tends to go fairly quickly.

To read the following article part of the Your Guide To Inman Aligners series click HERE.

For any questions, concerns, or queries, please feel free to contact the practice and book a FREE consultation.

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