They are clear in colour and designed to look as unobtrusive as possible, both the Inman Aligner and the Invisalign Brace are the latest in dental technology. Designed for the modern person they each have fantastic 21st century innovations built in, and there the magic lies. Unlike a traditional brace these ones are designed as a set, they are also not fixed to the teeth and so they can be removed at any time.
This is especially good for eating and cleaning your teeth, if required you can even leave them off when sleeping, though it is recommended that you wear them for at least 20 hours a day. At the first consultation your dentist will need to gather lots of information and make a mould of your teeth. To do this they will painlessly take a series of digital photos and X-rays as well, all this information is then scanned into a computer program. The program produces a 3D film, as well as a set of figures that an orthodontist will use to make a set of different braces. Each brace is fitted once a fortnight to keep the teeth moving into the desired position.
The CGI film is a handy tool that allows the dental and you to see what happens, and when it will happen, that way you can both keep an eye on the progress of the procedure. The clever thing is that at the end of the film you`ll see an image in 3D of your new teeth. As the teeth are manoeuvred into shape the blood flow is naturally altered, this allows new bone to grow behind the teeth and ensure they stay in their new positions. The Inman is recommended for fixing misalignments of the front teeth, it doesn`t work on the back teeth due to the unique design.
This one has a bar running along the front that the pressure tools are attached to, it looks like a sporting gum shield in appearance, as does the Invisalign Brace. The Invisalign is designed to be entirely unobtrusive and see through, you`ll see it marketed as the invisible brace and it is; almost. The process takes around 3-8 months to complete and thsi will depend entirely on the amount of movement required, your dentist will be able to tell you once the test results are back.