Inman Aligner | Smileworks Liverpool

Inman Aligner Liverpool

Inman aligners are the gentle, safe, efficient and super quick removable braces taking Liverpool by storm.  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 £1,899
  • 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 £1,899.

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

Smileworks Liverpool
Based on 1405 reviews
The care smileworks have given me over the last 12 months has been incredible, all the staff are really friendly and helpful, especially working around my shifts to give me appointments. Eduardo is very professional and caring, making me feel at... ease. Over the last 12 months he has treated my TMJ pain and been very thorough on assessing and adjusting my braces. It feels great to have them off and have such lovely teeth with no jaw pain! Karen was also really friendly and helpful throughout my final appointment. I will never go elsewhere for dental care now, I am signing up to a membership because I fully trust the staff, for their professionalism and outstanding more
Clare M.
Clare M.
07:50 11 Dec 23
As a dentist myself, I've been receiving treatment from Smileworks Liverpool and Dr. MJ since the practice's inception. To say that I have high standards when it comes to dental and facial aesthetic treatments would be an understatement, yet... Smileworks has consistently met and exceeded those expectations.From the moment I walk in, I'm greeted by a welcoming and friendly team that instantly puts me at ease. Over the years, I've had orthodontic treatment as well as some facial aesthetics work done, and I've been consistently impressed by the level of care and skill displayed by Dr. MJ and the entire staff.When you're in the business, you become incredibly particular about where you choose to get your own treatments done. I can confidently say that Smileworks Liverpool earns my highest recommendation. If you're looking for a place that delivers top-notch treatment and can be trusted implicitly, look no further than more
Karim S.
Karim S.
16:20 22 Sep 23
I was incredibly nervous about my treatment and wasn’t sure if I would even be able to go through with it until I got there! Doctor MJ put me at ease with her expert knowledge and by talking me through everything that was happening. Amazing results... and I cannot recommend more
Laura G.
Laura G.
09:31 10 Aug 23
MJ is possibly my new favourite human! I've never had any kind of aesthetic treatment before, I knew the moment I met MJ that I completely trusted her with my face. She is an absoloute MAGICIAN, her attention to detail is on another level! Across... two sessions she was extremely safe and kept checking in to make sure I was doing okay. I'm beyond grateful to have met such a wonderful person and cannot thank her enough for the massive confidence boost this has given me! I now don't have the fear of wedding photos! 🤣💖💖💖read more
Lauren V.
Lauren V.
16:31 11 Nov 22
I had lip filler done by one of the trainees at Smileworks. She was amazing and I’m over the moon with them. She was so gentle and reassuring as it was my first time I was a bit nervous. The doctor who was training was confident and reassuring,... helping me feel relaxed too. The reception staff were great, shout out to Lucy who was so lovely! Would 100% recommend paying a visit! Thank you very much smileworks!!read more
jodie J.
jodie J.
08:24 16 Dec 21
I’ve had filler in my nose, lips and chin by both Dr MJ and Dr Clare, and couldn’t have had a more positive experience on both occasions. The results are fantastic and I felt extremely safe and assured. The facilities are extremely clean and the... whole team are very pleasant and well-trained!read more
Jessica W.
Jessica W.
09:50 03 Nov 21
After a dreadful experience with my NHS dentist, I decided to try Smileworks and I'm so glad I did. Clare is an amazing dentist, I'm so pleased with the work she's done and Tasmin does a great job assisting her. Everyone is so professional and... friendly, from Dr. MJ to all the girls on reception. I wouldn't go anywhere else now. Highly more
caroline J.
caroline J.
19:13 26 Sep 20
Nicky.OK, so I've never had an aesthetic treatment before. Before contacting Smileworks I spent months researching clinics trying to find somewhere trustworthy for my first treatment. I chose Smileworks because of the amazing reviews and also... because Dr MJ has a great reputation in her field, from what I've read online.I wanted Ellanse cheek fillers which was due to the long-lasting results and again, the online endorsements.To say I was nervous was an understatement. My main fears were having an adverse reaction to the procedure and the treatment being painful. Also, I was worried about visiting a clinic at this time, concerned about whether the treatment area was thoroughly cleaned before I attended.I have to say that when I attended the clinic everybody I saw was extremely professional. Also, I didn't need to be concerned about cleanliness as the premises were immaculate, with social distancing measures and PPE use apparent throughout my visit.Dr MJ did a great job of putting me at ease. I would say she is definitely an expert in what she does if my treatment is anything to go by. I did feel a little discomfort but nothing major and the results were immediately visible. The effects of Ellanse are continual so I hope to see further improvements along the line.One of the things I was particularly impressed about is that there was no hard sell, even when I visited for a check-up a couple of weeks after my treatment. Had another treatment been pushed onto me there is a likelihood that I would have opted to book in for another treatment. That alone speaks volumes about Smileworks in my more
Rippin Marvelous W.
Rippin Marvelous W.
20:02 23 Sep 20

Watch the video or read on for the costs of this remarkable braces system…

Inman Aligner cost

So how much is the Inman Aligner?  The cost is a huge benefit for many patients.  At only £1,899, 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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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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