Inman Aligner | Smileworks Liverpool


Inman Aligner Liverpool


Inman aligners are the gentle, safe, efficient and super quick removable braces taking Liverpool by storm in 2017.  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 £1,200
  • 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 £1,299.


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



Had an appointment with Patri for a painful wisdom tooth. I was terrified of the extraction but she was absolutely amazing. Fantastic job! Also, if you think Smileworks might be a bit pricey, think again. I ended up paying considerably less than what another dentist would have charged me. A super happy customer 🙂read more
Minodora Zidaru
Minodora Z.
22:05 22 Mar 19
Susan (dentist) and Eva did my composite bonding and Susan is excellent at her work! I am in love with my new smile and can't recommend her enough! The staff at Smileworks are so professional and friendly. Thank you!read more
Sophie Siu
Sophie S.
11:40 10 Mar 19
Went to Smileworks for lip fillers and had a wonderful experience! I had Susan doing my fillers and she is absolutely amazing at what she does.. She is so so lovely and easy to get on with and answered all my questions and worries before I even asked and made sure she discussed exactly the outcome I wanted. She made me feel completely safe and at ease which is what I was hoping for as it was my first time. I cant recommend Susan enough, she is an absolute gem and is truly amazing at what she does, I love my new lips! Also the girls at reception were lovely and very helpful, I even had a call from Davina the day after (who was really really lovely) to see how I was and if i had any questions. It is obvious that they care about their patients and the work that they do for more
Maddie Dooley
Maddie D.
17:30 08 Mar 19
I had semi-permanent makeup (eyebrows) done by Hannah. What can I say? I LOVE them. They have changed my face and my confidence! Hannah is lovely and takes her time to talk you through everything. I felt at ease with her-she's friendly and approachable and doesn't make you feel silly for asking questions. She goes through the design process and makes sure you are 100% happy before continuing. She spent hours designing my brows with me until they were perfect. Seems nothing is too much trouble for her!! Would definitely recommend and I shall most definitely be back in the future! (Should also note everyone I have come into contact with at Smileworks has also been lovely!!) 😁😁read more
Ellie Roberts
Ellie R.
20:35 04 Mar 19
I had semi-permanent eyeliner with Hannah. it was a great experience I came back 3 times in all for all the top ups.(included in the price ) She made sure that I was 100 percent happy with the look and pain free. She took the time, and was extremely friendly and welcoming as well as totally professional .I will definitely come back as it fades It's amazing to not put eyeliner on and know you look good at 6.30 am at the gym!read more
J Lo
J L.
19:31 12 Feb 19
Visited here today staff were so warm and friendly! I had an aesthetic appointment with MJ she made me feel so relaxed and at ease. I would highly recommend Smileworks!read more
E Bailey
E B.
17:08 12 Feb 19
Great place with professional staff and nice atmosphere. My appointment was with Louise and Eva who were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They have explained everything clearly and made me feel relaxed. Would highly more
Denise Colley
Denise C.
22:42 27 Jan 19
I had my lips done here in November and a quick check up in December... I was amazed at how professional it was and I love the aesthetic of the office too. MJ made me feel a home, as did the rest of the team, and I will definitely be returning when I need to!read more
Danielle Piper
Danielle P.
20:12 20 Jan 19
Been coming here for the past few months, teeth are so much better since coming here, teeth whitening under way and look boss. Thanks to Zoe for sorting my pegs out and for the laughs. See ya soon gorj xxxxxread more
James Selsby
James S.
09:39 16 Jan 19
Probably the best visit to the dentist's ever! I would recommend without ant second thought! Keep up the good work!!!
Σοφια Αλεξιαδου
Σοφια Α.
15:17 05 Jan 19
Refreshing new look of the "dentist". I found Smileworks quick with no hassle. They know what they're doing and not stuffy. Would definitely more
Carolyn Wagstaff
Carolyn W.
20:07 27 Dec 18
I find myself recommending more people to these guys every day at work, I wouldn’t go anywhere else now! Amazing service delivered in a friendly and welcoming more
Jared & Co Barbers
Jared & Co B.
19:28 11 Dec 18
I absolutely love this place. Staff are amazing. And what can I say about the wonderful MJ....Try it yourself, I guarantee you wont more
pamela Bretland
pamela B.
18:46 11 Dec 18
First time for lip fillers, so obviously a little nervous on the outcome but I am over the moon. A natural yet full look could not recommend smileworks anymore. MJ is unreal at what she does and puts you at ease within a few seconds of the consultation whilst also giving all the right info and questions. Excited for another ml already!read more
Rosa Horsley
Rosa H.
12:13 26 Nov 18
Great experience. Very happy with my new smile. All the staff are faultless and so welcoming!!
Jessica Hudson
Jessica H.
16:13 14 Nov 18
Can't recommend smileworks enough amazing service! Really helpful over the phone and booking my first visit was so easy. Laurence and Georgie were so friendly and discussed the different options and treatment plan in detail. Nothing was too much trouble 🙂 Thanks guys!read more
Sam Abbott
Sam A.
16:06 07 Nov 18
I feel 5 star is not enough and those guys deserve an infinite number of stars and a unicorn on top of that! I have a severe phobia if it comes to my teeth, I'm a survivor of Polish public dentist care and let me tell you that's something straight from nightmares and torture chambers. As a results my teeth are not in a great way (those that did survive), to add to the "fun" I also have major orthodontic issues. I knew I needed help and it took me about a year and a half (this is not an exaggeration) to make my way to Smileworks. In the meantime I tried two other 5-star rated places and I wasn't convinced enough to stick around. The second I called Smileworks I had a warm fuzzy feeling in my belly that this place is the right place finally, It took a few months and multiple appointment before the right treatment plan could be created, since my case is complicated to say the least. I feel that there was a LOT of thoughts put into finding a solution, which made me feel at ease and gain enough trust to go ahead with the treatment. Every time I come to visit everyone is just brilliant. All the ladies and gents are nice and bubbly, which definitely helps to relax. Their approach is very gentle, a lot of attention is given to the patients and you just get the feeling that this guys really know what they do. I feel spoiled and I stopped fearing every dentist visit as I used to in the past. I know it sounds odd, but if anyone is able to make dentist appointments as pleasurable as possible, that's the people at Smileworks! As to address the money, things like that cost a lot, that's the unfortunate reality and there's no way to avoid that. For what I've been offered i think that's worth every penny. If it comes to the plane theme, I think it's amazing and I absolutely love it, especially because of all the little details. Finally a place with a sense of humor! I get how people scared of dentist AND flying can find it disturbing, but I think that's just an edge case.I will preach the genius of this place forever and share it with anyone who is eager to listen (or is not eager to listen at all but just haven't ran fast enough from me).read more
Joanna Skorupa
Joanna S.
10:24 26 Oct 18
Had my first appointment today with Paula and Jess. It was very nice, friendly and professional! I was talked through a plan for future treatments that I wanted and given a price estimate, so helpful! Appointment was also 2 days after I phoned them, so seen very quickly!read more
Laura Johnston
Laura J.
14:22 19 Oct 18
Had bad experiences with other dentists. Went to smileworks. I could not have been treated better. The staff are amazing and my dentist Susan is fantastic. She put me completely at ease. I've never said this before but I now enjoy going to see her and get work done on my teeth. Would highly recommend smileworksread more
Karen Wells
Karen W.
04:22 11 Oct 18
I went to smileworks last week for a new retainer. The service I received was great, from meeting the receptionists to when I was receiving treatment from Paula and the dental nurse. Everyone was very smiley, friendly and helpful. Paula especially took the time to explain whitening treatments to me (as I mentioned I would like whiter teeth on my patient details form) and also explained treatments such as composite bonding which could help me achieve the perfect smile I was looking for. The dental nurse helping was also very calming and patient. I would definitely recommend to others and would really like to compliment their great customer service. Thanks smileworks and all their lovely more
Victoria Thomas-Hui
Victoria T.
20:33 10 Oct 18
Went to smileworks to have my eyebrows done by Hannah! From the moment you walk in everyone is super friendly and Hannah greets you like an old friend! This was my second visit as it was a top up! My eyebrows are really not easy as they pretty much non existent and what was there was super wonky! Hannah was amazing! She was so patient and spent a ridiculously long time making sure I went home happy! Would 100% recommend to everyone!! Xread more
Bethany Sheldon
Bethany S.
16:31 06 Oct 18
I couldn’t recommend Smileworks more! All staff are so friendly and make you feel welcome. Hannah is absolutely amazing! An absolute perfectionist in semi-permanent makeup. Anyone who is considering having eyebrows/eyeliner/lips done should 100% have Hannah do them, you won’t regret it!read more
Abby Cowdell
Abby C.
16:26 17 Sep 18
Very pleased with the dermal fillers administered by MJ and the semi permanent makeup from Hannah. Both took the time and effort to ensure I received the best options for treatment. In addition, the reception staff were very polite and welcoming which added to my positive experience. Would definitely more
21:59 10 Sep 18
I unfortunately lost a tooth a few years ago due to a nasty abscess that too many root canal treatments could not cure. I decided at the beginning of the year that it was time to fix my smile and went for a consultation for a dental implant. I visited a couple of dental practices and decided on smileworks due to the friendliness of staff and their ability to answer all of my questions and put my mind at ease. Plus an added benefit was that they offered credit to help finance the treatment. I could not be more happy with my decision and my results. I have a perfect smile once more and dealing with the team was an absolute pleasure! I cannot recommend their services highly more
Grainne Mulholland
Grainne M.
12:34 05 Sep 18
One of the best dental practice I have ever seen. Thank you all for your helping me during my emergency visit. للأخوة العرب المقيمين أو الزائرين إلى ليفربول، هذه العيادة من أفضل عيادات الأسنان التي رأيتها في حياتي بدء من الاستقبال وحتى الطبيب المعالج. اذا احتجت الى زيارة طبيب الاسنان اجعل هذي العيادة خيارك الأول!read more
Ali Alsolme
Ali A.
14:19 01 Sep 18


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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 £1,299, 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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