Achieving a straighter smile is a common goal, but the thought of having to wear metal braces for years can be too much of hurdle for image-conscious teenagers and adults. If you’re struggling with crowded or protruded front teeth, ask Dr. Ronald Hendricksen and the rest of our team at Hendricksen Cosmetic & Family Dentistry about an Inman Aligner! This fast and minimally invasive orthodontic method moves teeth into an ideal position in a matter of weeks.
How does an Inman Aligner work?
This simple appliance utilizes power coil springs and aligner bows to gently guide your teeth into their ideal position. The aligner bows oppose one another, with one pushing forward on your front teeth and one pulling back. These forces are powerful over a significant range of movement, which is why the treatment is quick and convenient.
The Treatment Process
Once Dr. Hendricksen determines an Inman Aligner is right for you, our Goode, VA dental team takes detailed impressions to send to the lab so they can create your customized appliance. Once we’ve received it, we ensure that it fits comfortably before sending you on your way. At home, you’ll need to wear the aligner for 16-20 hours a day. You’ll also attend regular check-ups at our practice so Dr. Hendricksen can confirm your smile is progressing smoothly. Once treatment is complete, you’ll need to wear a retainer to maintain the beautiful changes. We can discuss each of these steps in much more detail during your initial appointment.
When you choose an Inman Aligner, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
- Do you have a big event coming up? Feel free to remove the aligner for an hour so that you’re able to look your very best.
- If you want to pursue further cosmetic treatment in the future, such as bonding or veneers, your improved alignment can make this a much simpler process.
- Best of all, treatment is lightning fast – most patients only need to wear their aligners for 6-18 weeks.