Dr Hanna and the team at Complete Smiles Bella Vista are one of the few fully accredited dentists in Sydney proud to offer the Inman aligner. This new alignment system offers patients the ability to correct minor crowding of the front teeth in a matter of weeks, not months or years.
The Inman aligner fills the gap created by those patients seeking small adjustments to their smile such as a slight rotation of a tooth or correcting of an overlap of the front teeth but without the significant costs and time associated with other forms of orthodontic treatments.
The benefits of the Inman aligner
- An inexpensive, quick alternative to traditional orthodontics
- Great results using just the one appliance, no multiple trays
- Easily removed for that important work meeting or night out on the town
How does it work?
The Inman aligner works by gentle pressure on the teeth over wear through the day and night. It has two coiled springs that are attached to a bow or ‘lip bumper’, one on the outside of the teeth and one on the inside of the mouth. These bows gently oppose each other and the gradual force slowly moves and guides the teeth into the new position.
How long does treatment take?
Depending on the complexity of each case, treatment times can vary from 4 -16 weeks. To ensure treatment is completed as fast as possible, it’s important to wear the tray for a minimum of 16hrs per day. It’s not only possible to sleep with the retainer in place, it’s also more than encouraged as this will help build up valuable hours of wear in the privacy and comfort of your own home.