Inman Aligner | Smileworks Liverpool


Inman Aligner Liverpool


Inman aligners are the gentle, safe, efficient and super quick removable braces taking Liverpool by storm in 2020.  Their popularity is due to a number of factors including the low cost, remarkable speed and the fact that patients can remove them to eat.


These factors together make the Inman Aligner appliance the most exciting development in adult orthodontics in decades.  This article covers the Inman Aligner appliance in detail.


To learn more about  braces in general  take a look at our main services page where you can make an appointment to get Braces. Alternatively if you’re interested in Invisible, removable or Incognito hidden braces then take a look at our main pages here: Invisalign®, Incognito braces®.


For more information on Inman aligners like their cost, before and after pictures, the procedure and whether this cutting edge orthodontic treatment is for you, then read on!


Inman Aligner Braces
Inman Aligner Appliance

Benefits of Inman aligner braces

  • A gentle, safe and extremely effective orthodontic treatment for simple cases
  • The appliance is completely removable for eating and cleaning
  • Inman Aligners are much cheaper than other removable braces at just £1,599
  • Aligners are discreet and almost invisible when you’re wearing them
  • Inman retainers are also versatile and flexible and work well with other treatments
  • Align the front teeth only and are only suitable for simple cases



Aligners are also the orthodontists choice for adult relapse cases.  This is where patients might have had treatment before but their teeth have moved out of position or ‘relapsed’.  The Inman Aligner is an extremely effective treatment for these cases.  As far as the cost of Aligners is concerned, compared with Invisalign® at £4,000 they are significantly more affordable at just £1,599.


The aligners only move the front six teeth and this makes them quick and able to be removed.  It also makes them significantly less expensive than some other systems:


Inman Aligner before and after


Patients typically choose to have other treatments like whitening and composite bonding with their aligners treatment.  In veneers cases aligners are used to align the teeth so the veneers can be fitted with less damage to the underlying healthy dentition.  They are also great for the lower teeth where a patient has chosen veneers for the upper arch and wants to straighten the lower teeth.


And then the number one benefit is that treatment can be over in as little as 6-16 weeks!  This is significantly shorter than even the quickest conventional braces (6-9 months) and Invisalign (18-24 months).  Obviously not every patient is suitable for the Inman Aligner and at Smileworks you have the option of being seen by a general dentist or a specialist orthodontist.



Social six alignment



Here at Smileworks we pride ourselves on providing you with a number of choices for your braces treatment and this could include any number of conventional or specialist appliances.  But whatever you choose you can feel secure in the knowledge that you’re getting the absolute best braces treatment in Liverpool from some of the most talented professionals.



How does the system work?

The Inman Aligner retainer works by applying constant and even mechanical pressure on the front and back surfaces of the teeth.  This gently and efficiently moves them into line, solving issues with crowding and misalignment.  The entire treatment takes only 6-16 weeks in total – one of the most remarkable benefits of aligners.


The appliance is removable and clips into the mouth.  The pressure is provided by a technologically advanced spring system that applies precisely the correct amount of pressure as the teeth move over time.  Orthodontists and dentists have been literally amazed by the efficiency and precision of aligners, making them one of the most exciting developments in orthodontics in a long time.


Patients are advised to wear your retainer for around 20 hours a day, removing them mainly to eat meals and to clean the appliance.  You can take the aligner out for eating drinking and even on the odd special occasion.  But remember that if you don’t wear it enough then this could increase your treatment time.


Most of the retainer is hidden behind your teeth and there’s just a clear band in front of the teeth that is barely visible, making the aligner almost completely invisible.  Take a look at this great video that shows how the appliance works in the mouth.




What can Aligners Accomplish?

There are a whole hose of problems that aligners can correct.  Firstly, it can align the front teeth.  This includes fixing crowding (sometimes called overcrowding) and ‘protrusions’ which is the dental name for teeth that stick out.  The system can also rotate teeth, something other invisible retainers are notoriously slow at.


The aligner can also correct a ‘crossbite’.  This is where the bottom teeth bite down outside the top teeth.  Aside from the teeth straightening jobs of an aligner it is also an extremely versatile treatment.  It can be used with whitening and composite bonding (or composite veneers) to create a complete smile makeover!


Crossbite correction


Are Aligners right for me?

Smileworks is a specialist orthodontic practice and we have some of the most talented orthodontists and dentists helping patients feel great about their smiles.  Your treatment will begin with a full assessment of every aspect of your mouth including general health, gum health, a tooth check and assessment of your bite.  Here at Smileworks we refer to this as the ‘Braces Assessment’ and you’ll be given the options that are best for you to reach your particular goals.


At the end of the day, only you know what you want to achieve so it’s very difficult for us to say who is suitable before you come in for a braces assessment.  If you think you might have gum disease then you should come in for a braces assessment and the dentist or orthodontist will be able to offer solutions so that you can get it under control and start your braces treatment.


Aligner reviews

Inman Aligners produce beautiful results.  Here at Smileworks we have literally almost 600 5 star reviews on Facebook, Trustpilot and Google. You can see some of our Inman Aligner reviews on Google by following this link: Google Reviews.


Our Inman Aligner patients are usually so happy that they choose to have other treatments here at Smileworks.  This is partly because of the versatility of treatment but also because of the low price.  Common additional treatments are teeth whitening and composite bonding or composite veneers.  This is where the shape of the teeth is improved by sculpting special composite material over broken, worn or chipped teeth to produce a wonderful ‘smile makeover’ type result.


Our patients love us.  We have literally hundreds of five star google reviews and below you can read a specific review for a patient who had the Inman Aligner system.

329 Reviews at 4.9 / 5.0

five star google reviews


Five Star Google Rating
“Best investment in myself, service and stuff were amazing, I was treated not just like a simple client, I was in middle of attention, I felt like I was most important. I would recomend to everyone, the best place to come for best investment. I definetely know this is not the last visit, if I will need to see dentist this is going to be first place I am going to think of!”

03 March 2017 – Gintare Rapoport



Having a brace to straighten my teeth and I can honestly say serve has been outstanding and my teeth are straightening... so quickly! I’d like to thank Eduardo for making me feel so relaxed (I get a little nervous!) along with Lacy, Emily, Paula, Kerry, Georgie and everyone else who has made it such a lovely experience 😆read more
Andi Culkin
Andi C.
21:47 11 Feb 20
After years of having hardly any eyebrows I recently decided to have semi permanent eyebrows done at Smileworks with... Hannah. I felt quite nervous at the first appointment but Hannah was so professional, took her time to explain the procedure and I was happy to go ahead. I felt really relaxed by the end and everything went well.I can honestly say I’m absolutely made up with my eyebrows now. It was a bit of a shock at first after having none for some time, but I love them.I have had loads of lovely comments too off people saying how great they look.I have one more top up appointment to go and I’m really looking forward to it and eventually to seeing the end results. I would definitely recommend Hannah to anyone, she done an amazing job on mine.Thanks so much again Hannah xread more
Alison H
Alison H
17:51 11 Feb 20
Had my eyebrows done by Hannah and they are nothing short of amazing! I’ve gone from having next to no eyebrows to... having eyebrows I could never even dream of! She was so professional throughout the experience and genuinely wanted the best for me and my brows! Cannot thank her enough! Already had people complimenting me on them and I will be sending everyone Hannah’s way! Xxxread more
Sian Wilson
Sian W.
18:54 07 Feb 20
I had to seek emergency help after an incident involving some super sticky toffee...Ismail and Georgie were incredibly... professional, quick and efficient. As a VERY anxious patient, this has been the easiest dentist trip ever. Thank you so much!read more
Ty Pike
Ty P.
09:20 02 Feb 20
Amazing place didn’t feel like a dentist. Really nice staff and a nice vibe from everybody. Were very helpful and... professional. Had an amazing experience with Paula and Nikola for my first check upread more
Tia Bernard
Tia B.
21:53 31 Jan 20
Simply the best, I can't recommend this dental practice highly enough, visited recently as a new patient requiring... treatment and the advice, welcome and professionalism is second to none. An extended thank you to Dr Ahmed, Lacy, Kerry and all the supporting staff who have been fantastic from the more
Alun Davies
Alun D.
14:13 30 Jan 20
I've never been so impressed with a dental practice before. All the staff are so friendly and helpful. The place is... very clean. I currently have braces fitted from Smileworks and have been seeing Eduardo and Emily for my follow-up appointments. The process has not been daunting at all and actually enjoyable to get my dental work done in such a friendly atmosphere. I'll be sticking with Smileworks as my regular dentist for the foreseeable more
Colin Goodman
Colin G.
13:05 29 Jan 20
First time coming to the surgery, I was made to feel at ease. I had followed my previous dentist (Clare) who had... already looked after me before, she instantly explained everything about Smileworks and how they work. After having my consultation with Clare and Tasmin, a dental plan was set up and a detailed explanation was given outlining what initial work needed to be done and a plan was set up.I would highly recommend there service if you are nervous about the more
Declan Hulme
Declan H.
10:50 22 Jan 20
I went to see Hannah for my top up microblading treatment yesterday. Hannah was very professional as always. She put... me at my ease and explained what she was doing throughout the treatment. She checked that I was comfortable throughout the treatment. Hannah has a lot of pride in and clearly enjoys her work and this shows in her treatment results. I am thrilled with my brows and will be back to see Hannah again for more more
Sally Bentley
Sally B.
17:09 19 Jan 20
I have had a fear of the dentist for a long time and was very anxious to go. I wanted to have a composite veneer and... whitening ready for my wedding. I booked an appointment for a consultation with the lovely Paula and I cannot thank her enough for putting me at ease throughout each visit. She has been professional, friendly and has done a wonderful job. I will definitely be back and can recommend smileworks to anyone who has a fear of the dentist . Thank you Paula for my new smile 🙂read more
Susan Woodcock
Susan W.
16:20 17 Jan 20
The staff here are always very helpful. I wouldn't go anywhere else for facial aesthetic or dental work. Dr MJ is... incredibly knowledgeable and I personally wouldn't use anyone else. I felt very well looked after and listened to. My outcome on both occasions has been nothing short of amazing. Would highly recommend. In very safe more
Michelle Barrow
Michelle B.
21:39 04 Jan 20
Who looks forward to going to the Dentist?... Since signing up with Smileworks...I certainly do!The experience is... literally second to none with a clever visual set up, including a waiting room which is designed as the interior of a plane... Random yet intriguing, and setting good first impressions of what is yet to come.I've been here now on a number of occasions and each time I am impressed with the exceptional service and professionalism of every team member. Zoe, my Dentist is warm and friendly, always making me feel at ease and happy to answer in depth any questions I have. I'm very happy with all the results I have gained since signing up with Smileworks and can not recommend this service enough!read more
Kirsty Maples
Kirsty M.
21:26 18 Dec 19
It was my first time visiting and had a brilliantly warm experience. The staff are very welcoming and professional, and... Dr MJ is fantastic at what she does. She’s a hoot! I highly recommend more
Kella Colton
Kella C.
22:34 17 Dec 19
My 1st visit here a month ago, such a professional experience from the staff at reception and of course and Dr MJ who... has done and absolutely amazing job on my lips.... I love them!! Would totally recommend to anyone thinking of having any kind of aesthetic more
15:18 13 Dec 19
Always a great experience from start to finish! All members of staff are friendly, helpful and professional, the... whole process is very easy. MJ is fantastic and always makes you feel at ease, she's very knowledgeable, personable, a good laugh and highly skilled. Highly recommended!read more
18:25 19 Nov 19
Great experience! MJ was calming, reassuring and knowledgeable, definitely put me at ease and guided me through my... procedure. Staff were always helpful and friendly. I would thoroughly recommend smile works for anyone, they will take care of you 100%!read more
Rosa Sun
Rosa S.
20:37 17 Nov 19
Recently had some aesthetic work with MJ. Consisted of fillers to mid and lower face, chin and lips . This woman is an... absolute genius. She really takes her time discussing your expectations and what you would like to achieve . She is highly professional and really good fun. I never felt rushed and the results are amazing...actually better than I’d hoped. She is a true artist .Discomfort during the procedures was minimum to none. The staff are friendly and make you feel at ease .I highly recommend this lovely lady.Thank you so muchread more
20:24 13 Nov 19
Highly recommended! Had my first pro facial with Hannah, she was lovely and professional. She talked me through each... step on my treatment. My skin is super lovely and clean! The whole team is fabulous and it's a wonderful environment. Thank you!read more
Mary .
Mary .
19:01 08 Nov 19
MJ is amazing and a big thank you to her. Her aesthetic work is second to none and she is extremely professional and is... willing to spend a lot of time making sure she does the best job. All the staff are exceptionally friendly and I would highly recommend more
Janet Clare
Janet C.
13:58 16 Oct 19
Had scale and polish today with Zoe and Georgie couldn’t be happier. They explained the procedure step by step and... continuously checking and making sure I was comfortable. My teeth looked noticeably whiter when they had finished this has never happened before at my previous dentist. I would definitely more
Denise Greenway
Denise G.
13:09 11 Oct 19
Had my eyebrows done today with Hannah they look amazing. Hannah had a real attention to detail and was a perfectionist... and also very friendly and professional the procedure didn’t hurt anywhere near what I had imagined. I have previously had dental work done at the practice with Patri and Eva. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming I wouldn’t go anywhere else more
lauren gates
lauren G.
19:09 09 Oct 19
Had lip fillers on Saturday by MJ and i love them! she made me feel so relaxed and comfortable, talking me through... everything and always asking was i okay. It was my first time so i was very nervous. She made me feel like i had nothing to worry about and it was over in no time! 🙂 Thanks again xxxread more
Amanda Samuel
Amanda S.
08:36 07 Oct 19
Finally gained the courage to get my eyebrows done. Was pretty nervous going but soon as I entered the room Hannah made... me feel so relaxed with her lovely personality. She took her time creating the perfect brow shape; she was professional, caring and an absolute perfectionist 😊 Can’t believe the difference my new brows have made to my face. Thank you so so so much!!! Leeanneread more
Leeanne Conteh
Leeanne C.
22:41 05 Oct 19
Smileworks have certainly put a smile on my ‘mysteriously youthful’ face!When you’re not getting any younger, and your... confidence needs a boost, this first class team of aesthetic art, work wonders in subtle ways. I’ve recently had my forehead smoothed and my lips very subtly filled to regain their shape from ten years ago! Smileworks captain’s outstanding skills are her ability to actually listen to you and then produce precise, awe inspiring results - FANTASTIC!!read more
17:19 25 Sep 19
Clare and Georgie were the dream team. They worked together to share ideas and find the best solution to fix my broken... tooth. I was treated with care and respect and am so pleased with the result. I have no hesitation in recommending smileworks and all the wonderful people I met there on Saturday. Thank you so muchread more
Marie Morgan
Marie M.
20:33 23 Sep 19


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Inman Aligner cost

So how much is the Inman Aligner?  The cost is a huge benefit for many patients.  At only £1,599, this treatment is one of the least expensive types of braces systems available.  Also many patients prefer to pay for their treatment with finance and the monthly repayments can be very low indeed.


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Here you can use the finance calculator for yourself!





Inman Aligner Before and Afters


Inman Aligner liverpool aligners before and after patient clinical before and after before and after & cost


What are the risks?

The Inman aligner is one of the safest treatments we have here at Smileworks.  And Inman Aligner problems rarely occur.  In over 20,000 reported cases there have been no instances of teeth becoming damaged or root resorption.  Root resorption is a risk associated with some orthodontic treatments but has never occurred with the Inman Aligner.  Aligners feeling uncomfortable for the first few days is common.  You will get used to them.  Also your speech might be slightly affected for a few weeks but this will pass as you adapt to wearing the retainer.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Does the Inman aligner really work?

The Inman is best for straightening the front six (social six) teeth and is a simple device that is used for simple orthodontic presentations.  If you have a more complicated orthodontic problem than you may need a different system.  The only way to find out is to have a consultation with a dentist.  It is an excellent choice for relapse cases where most of the complex tooth movement has been done already and the front teeth have slipped out of position because you’ve not worn your retainers.


How do I clean my Inman Aligner?

The system is removable so this makes it much easier to clean than traditional braces. If you’re interested in how to brush your teeth with braces then follow the link.  Simply remove the retainer and clean it with a toothbrush as normal using warm water.  Do not use toothpaste as this causes the materials to become brittle.  Also don’t use water that it too hot as the system is heat-sensitive. Do not soak it in mouthwash, use denture cleaner instead.


Will it affect my speech?

It will take you a few weeks to be able to speak normally while wearing your aligner but if you have an important talk or meeting then just take it out.  Practice here makes perfect!



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