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



Paula did my composites and I love them so much!! The whole process was explained so well and Paula made sure I was relaxed and comfortable throughout. They look so natural and the before and after photos are amazing 😍😍 thank you!!!read more
Francesca Clarke
Francesca C.
21:21 08 Jul 19
I had my eyebrows done by the lovely Hannah yesterday - oh my word they are amazing! I could not be more pleased with them. The hair stroke detail is incredible. So much less uncomfortable than other clinics I've had them done at in the past. Hannah is not only very knowledgeable, experienced and professional, but is also hilarious and offers a free life counselling service at no extra cost!!!!!!read more
Cat Woman
Cat W.
14:38 02 Jul 19
Made up with my appointment with Laurence and George. They were so kind and welcoming, they gave me a detailed review of my situation so I could make a decision. Would definitely continue treatment here. Thank you very much!! xread more
Louise Leigh
Louise L.
13:39 28 Jun 19
Great dental practice offering comprehensive services. Everyone is very helpful and professional. Their facilities are the best I have ever seen! If you need any dental treatment and/or hygienist services this is the best place to more
Ceren Kabukcu
Ceren K.
10:03 19 Jun 19
Absolutely amazing customer service. Had lip fillers done at other places but will not be going anywhere other than Smile Works from now on. Thank you so much Dr. Susan, you are amazing!! 👄read more
Sinead Griffiths
Sinead G.
11:18 06 Jun 19
Had my first appointment with Zoe n Sophie today.the clinic is amazing with its on board a flight waiting room and air hostess receptionist.I went for the £199 scale polish flight package,I can honestly say I’ve never had a deeper clean,it lasted about 20 minutes.My teeth are whiter before I’ve even started the bleaching process! I’ve bleached my teeth for the last 13 years and have used several companies.This company are the best at what they do.Both my daughters had dark teeth,and now are very proud of there b1 shade.Zoe and Sophie were brilliant today,I can’t recommend them more
Mary Gallagher
Mary G.
23:14 28 May 19
I was at the dentist for a temporary dressing / filling and a scale & polish this morning, the ladies that tended to my teeth were Paula and Tamzin... they took extra steps to explain exactly what is going on with my teeth and to ensure that I was okay and comfortable with the forthcoming procedures... typically I would bee more nervous but today I felt comfortable at all times and the job on my teeth was great, safe, quick and efficient, I find solace in the fact that they will take extra lengths to preserve my natural teeth👍👌read more
JoEYEleven *
JoEYEleven *
11:21 23 May 19
I’ve had an amazing experience at smileworks. From the first appointment, my dentist Susan has been fabulous, listening to exactly what I didn’t like and helping me with solutions and options to fix it. Susan made me feel very comfortable at all my appointments, I’m so happy with the end result. Would definitely recommend. 😁read more
Melanie Usher
Melanie U.
00:10 16 May 19
After bad experiences with dentists in the past, I decided to try Smileworks and I’m so happy I did. I received treatment from Zoe who is so lovely, chatting throughout the sessions and talking through each part of the treatment, she really makes it a calm and easy experience and I have never had any problems with any work done by her. Thank you, Zoe! The front of house staff are also extremely friendly and very helpful, an all-round, great dentist to go to!read more
Sarah B
Sarah B
18:14 14 May 19
Had my first microneedling session with Hannah which has left my skin feeling funky fresh! Hannah explained the entire procedure from start to finish, it was painless. Cant thank you enough for making me feel at ease, knowing it is not easy for me to go out and about without make up due to years of acne. Cannot wait for my next session!read more
Rachel Kelly
Rachel K.
18:28 04 May 19
Excellent professionalism, swiftness and care when performing 4 of my wisdom teeth extractions. Didn't feel a thing! Thanks to the amazing Abd & Eva. The whole team have been so helpful in identifying the right treatment course for me. Many thanks!read more
Arron Jackaman
Arron J.
11:13 28 Apr 19
Had my dermaplaning and peel with Hannah at Smileworks yesterday and can't thank her enough! My skin has been getting me down lately but just one course of both of these treatments together and I feel brand new and confident. Thanks so much Hannah! I'll be back next week! 😛 xxxread more
Erinns Fit Life
Erinns Fit L.
19:49 16 Apr 19
Amazing place. Everyone is so friendly, I have been a few times for different things and always brilliant. I recently had semi permanent make up (eyebrows) which I love. Hannah is a perfectionist and this is reflected in all the does. Would highly recommend her!read more
Nicola Bray
Nicola B.
19:10 15 Apr 19
Great place and friendly staff! Currently halfway through treatment and everything is explained properly so you understand. Great value for money I'm sorry I didn't come sooner. Can't wait for the end result!read more
Nicky lavelle
Nicky L.
18:56 08 Apr 19
The ideal Place to visit if you have any dental fears. I needed treatment but was worried, these guys put me at ease and the treatment has been successful and much easier than expected. A great environment to get your teeth more
Steven Joyce
Steven J.
15:40 05 Apr 19
I Visited smileworks last week for a teeth whitening consultation. I had my appointment with Bambi. She was very welcoming and friendly as were all the staff.This place is amazing and the airline theming is great. The best dentist I've been to. I would recommend this place to more
Mike Dutton
Mike D.
12:52 04 Apr 19
First of all I wanted to say a big thank you to all the staff at Smileworks for making me feel very welcome. I also wanted to say a huge personal thank you MJ for her complete transparency through the consultation period. The honesty demonstrated was so valuable to me and helped me make what I believe is the best decision.I have upcoming teeth whitening treatment and wouldn't recommend anybody else other than more
09:54 04 Apr 19
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


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 £1,299, 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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