Inman Aligner in Chesterfield MO
We all want a beautiful smile with straight, white teeth, but many of us were not born with the smile of our dreams. Crowding, crooked or rotated teeth, and protruding teeth, especially in the front, can make you reluctant to smile, eat, or talk around others.
Orthodontic treatment is the solution to crooked teeth that most people are familiar with, but that's a lengthy process and can leave you with a smile filled with uncomfortable and unsightly wires and metal brackets for months, even years. Our Chesterfield dental office has a better, faster solution that may be perfect for you if you have front teeth in need of alignment, or even teeth that have relapsed after braces – the Inman Aligner!
What Is the Inman Aligner?
The Inman Aligner is a custom-created removable appliance specially formulated to reposition front teeth quickly and effectively. The aligner uses a pair of brackets, one behind your teeth pushing forward and one in front of your teeth pulling back, to straighten your front teeth much faster than traditional braces.
Most cases can usually be completed in 6 to 16 weeks of treatment, and the aligner can be used on both upper and lower teeth. The Inman Aligner can be used to fix a relapse of crooked teeth after orthodontics, straighten teeth faster and easier than braces, or reposition your teeth in preparation for veneers or other cosmetic dental procedures to wow your friends with your gorgeous smile.
How Do I Use the Inman Aligner?
If Chesterfield dentist Dr. Robert Rahm determines you are a good candidate for the Inman Aligner, we will take an impression of your teeth. This impression is sent to the lab to create your customized aligner and ensure a comfortable fit. Once the aligner is ready, you will return to our office to test out the fit and be instructed on how to properly use your aligner.
The aligner is generally worn from 16 to 20 hours per day over the treatment period. Because it is a removable appliance, you can take it out to eat and brush your teeth, avoiding the diet restrictions and extra effort required to clean around traditional metal braces. Regular follow-ups with Dr. Rahm every two to three weeks during your treatment will ensure that the aligner is giving you the best and fastest results.
Treatment usually lasts 6 to 16 weeks, depending on your individual needs. Once the initial treatment is completed, we recommend use of a retainer to prevent a relapse. With proper aligner use and regular follow-ups, you can achieve beautiful lifelong results in just a few months!
Find Out if the Inman Aligner Is Right for You
If you are interested in beginning treatment of your crooked front teeth using the Inman Aligner or you have questions about your treatment options, contact our Chesterfield dental office to schedule an appointment today!