The Inman aligner is a new way of moving the teeth in a shorter period of time. Starting at a low cost of £1500 for simple cases the Inman aligner is an effective but cheaper way of moving the teeth.
Klaudia Tombolis carries out the Inman Aligner treatment at the practice. You can book in for a free 15 minute consultation so that she can assess your orthodontic needs and will discuss all the options with you including Inman aligner, Invisalign, generic clear aligners (carried out by Klaudia Tombolis) and conventional orthodontic treatment or lingual appliances carried out by our specialist Orthodontist Dr Kostas Spathoulas.
Why Inman Aligners?
- Is an alternative to Invisible Braces when teeth need proclining / retroclining
- Allows you to achieve great results using just oneappliance. Where teeth are rotated finalising with invisible aligners maybe required.
- Can give you a wonderful smile with less hassle and expense in a shorter period of time. Can be used in severe treatments.
- Can be removed and inserted as easily as a retainer.
As time goes by, your teeth may tend to shift sometimes causing your front top and bottom teeth to become crooked.
At first glance, you must think you need braces, however with the patented Inman Aligner your front teeth can be gently guided to an ideal position quickly and effectively in a matter of weeks. This occasionally happens for adults who had orthodontic treatment when they were younger. The most common treatment is some crowding or moderate rotations of front teeth.
With the introduction of the Inman Aligner, you can return your teeth to their ideal position with minimal hassle, expense and time.
Klaudia Tombolis has written an article on Inman Aligners and clear Aligners.
Inman Aligner FAQ
Whats the alternatives?
Alternatively many cases can be carried out using the Invsalign method of moving teeth. This involves the construction of almost invisible clear plastic aligners which fit over the teeth and over a period of time will act to move the teeth. This a great way of moving teeth without having to wear braces which can look unsightly.
Won’t my teeth move back?
A fixed retainer can be bonded to the back of the front teeth to retain the result. This orthodontic wire is very thin and cannot be seen from the front. Alternatively a removable retainer can be worn.
Will I need to see the doctor frequently for adjustments?
The Inman Aligners are pre-programmed to reduce the need for office visits. Your doctor will prescribe a treatment due to your needs. The Inman Aligner utilizes a lingual coil spring that puts pressure on the teeth that need repositioning and a labial bar that reverses the same pressure. These components work together to “squeeze” teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment. It will take about one week of wearing the Inman Aligner to become acclimated. Like anything foreign to your mouth, it may cause you to salivate more than usual for 24 to 48 hours and could affect your speech for 7 to 10 days. You have the option of not wearing the appliance, however, the longer you wear the Inman Aligner the quicker the results. It is recommended that you wear the appliance for at least 16 to 20 hours a day.
Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?
Yes. The Inman Aligner will affect your speech for a week or two. You will however acclimate to the appliances over time and be able to speak fine with them in place.
Will treatment with the Inman Aligner be uncomfortable?
No. Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliances are easily tolerated.
Is the Inman Aligner comparable to Invisalign?
Invisalign is made of a specialised plastic hence the forces are low and the treatment slower. Inman Aligner incorporates tiny Nickel Titanium springs that are able to maintain a higher constant tension. It is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth only. Invisalign can treat full arches (all your teeth). When the back teeth need treatment ie the arch width is too narrow we can use a pre-treatment to expand the arches and follow with Inman Aligner. The treatment time is usually faster than clear braces.
Is the Inman Aligner new?
Patients have been treated with Inman Aligners since 2000. In the United States approximately 450 to 500 new patients are prescribed treatment with Inman Aligners every month.
Prospective patients are required to read and understand the Orthodontic consent form prior to treatment.
Before and after:
Dr. KLAUDIA TOMBOLIS BDS DENTISTRY (1996 Adelaide) – GDC:75470
Klaudia Tombolis qualified from the University of Adelaide in Australia in 1996. She developed solid groundings in a private practice for 2 years in Adelaide. Klaudia moved to the UK in early 1999 and worked for one year outside London followed by working in a private practice in central London from 2000 to 2010 taking time out to raise her 3 children in the interim.
Throughout her time as a dentist, Klaudia has maintained her commitment to continued professional development by attending courses on regular basis.
Klaudia’s interests also lie in the fields of general and cosmetic dentistry and throughout her professional life has remained focused in providing excellence in every aspect of her care.
Klaudia’s special interests include preventive dentistry, Invisalign, Inman aligner, clear aligners and other forms of removable orthodontics as well as minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.