Dental braces have definitely come a long way. The treatment that was once dreaded by patients is now replaced with more comfortable and faster options. From new metal technology to advanced planning, braces have definitely gone through a positive revolution.
Two popular options are Invisalign and Damon Braces. Invisalign is a transparent and removable tray that is changed every few weeks to help treat patients; while the Damon braces use a tie-less brace technology that works without having to constantly tighten the wire as with traditional braces! Both Invisalign and the Damon Braces are less painful and less hassle than the traditional brace. Both orthodontic treatments strive to achieve results without using expanders and extracting teeth. Since Invisalign is transparent it is hardly noticeable and a popular choice amongst image conscious teens and adults. The Damon braces have no elastic ties that trap food and have transparent brackets that hardly show! Another kind of dental braces available to people seeking orthodontic treatment is the Inman Aligner reviewed below.
The Inman Aligner is a removable brace and works with the help of two aligner bows that apply pressure in the opposite direction. The aligner bows are supported by a metal clasp that grips the back molars on either side of the gums. The bows are placed on the front teeth and the backside of the front teeth. The bows are made up of Nickel Titanium and are powered by a spring coil that pushes the anterior teeth from the back and from the front in opposite directions. Because the front and back bow focus on the anterior teeth, they straighten out the front teeth only, as opposed to traditional braces or Invisalign. Both the front and back aligner bows on the Inman Aligner apply gentle pressure to the teeth, making the Inman Aligner comfortable to wear. This pressure slowly moves the teeth in the right direction, eventually straightening out crooked teeth. The Inman Aligner has the advantage of being able to apply pressure even when the jaws are moving, making it quite an effective choice.
The Inman Aligner is usually the preferred method of treatment by most patients simply because it straightens teeth within 6 to 18 weeks, which is much faster than any other dental braces. While this is an estimated average, how long it will take to treat each patient will depend upon the patient’s orthodontic problem. Usually the Inman Aligner is used for slightly crooked or crowded front teeth and works fairly fast in correcting the problem within the first 6 to 18 weeks. How consistent the patient is with wearing the aligner also makes a huge difference on the time it takes for the dental treatment.
Since treatment with the Inman Aligner is usually over a shorter period, compared to other dental braces it is definitely cheaper. Depending on the number of check-ups and the length of the treatment the price tends to vary. Some patients only have slight crowding or protrusion that needs correction, while others might have more complicated dental issues that need straightening out. Most dentists provide Inman Aligners starting at £1200 and there are additional costs for consultations, x-rays and routine check-ups.
It is recommended by most dentists and orthodontic specialists that the Inman Aligner be worn for at least 20 hours every day. As mentioned before, the length of the treatment with the Inman Aligner depends greatly upon the patient’s compliance. If it is worn for at least 20 hours every day its results will definitely be more consistent with the dentist’s predictions and expectations. Since it can be removed, some patients are often careless during treatment, leaving it off for long periods. It is very important to only take off the Inman Aligner when necessary, for meals or for cleaning such as brushing or flossing or for pictures or prom. Since it is fairly gentle, it has to be worn as much as possible for effective treatment.
What type of results to expect? Inman Aligners are meant for slightly crowded or protruding front teeth. Head to a professional dentist who can evaluate your teeth and assess whether this form of braces are right for you. Since it is removable, the results you attain depend on your own habits. If the patient complies however, with the set guidelines the results are quite great and fast.
To find a registered Inman Aligner dentist, search the online dentist directory or contact your local dentists to find out whether they provide Inman Aligners. Additionally you can join online dental communities and forums and find a registered dental practice that provides treatment with Inman Aligners.
Author Bio – Jonny Webber is a freelance writer from Manchester who creates content on health, fitness and eco-living. To find out more information on oral hygiene and dental braces visit www.braces.org.uk