It's about the Inman Aligner which is a removable brace which straightens your teeth in several months time.
I never really thought my teeth were that bad until I actually got my Inman Aligner. I mean I didn't really love my teeth but I honestly was not that bothered by them at all. My mum however was always saying that we should try and do something about them. When I was at school I had been to several author dentists however all of them said I wasn't applicable for a brace as my teeth weren't bad enough, etc etc. Anyway if I did want a brace (train tracks) I would have been looking at between £4,000 to £6,000 which obviously was not even considered.
Several years later my mum started looking up on the Internet several types of braces especially more discreet ones used my celebrities and such. When we found out there was a local dentist near me who did Inman Aligners we thought we might as well give it a shot.
The price of an Inman Aligner is £1,500 for one set (top or bottom). Luckily my bottom teeth are pretty straight so I was only interested in getting my top set done. It was pretty quick the whole process, after my first consultation I had a mould and things taken so they could see if I was applicable for the Inman Aligner. After this my brace was made and I was shown how to apply it. At first I found it really hard to attach to my teeth, I just couldn't seem to get it in and my mouth got really sore but after a week or so I got the hang of it and the rest was fine!
I personally only had to have my Inman Aligner on for about 3 months but obviously this can depend on how often you wear it and how bad your teeth are etc.
Basically the Inman Aligner clips onto your teeth and pushes them into place. You also have some small sections of composite stuck onto your teeth for about a month of your treatment which are then later removed as they to help attach the brace.
The Inman Aligner works, like I said, by pushing your teeth together. Every two weeks you have an appointment with your dentist in which he will check how your teeth are moving you will also have some IPR.
This is a lot more scary then it sounds, basically your dentist will file between your teeth with some metal to create a tiny gap (which you can't even see) this allows your teeth to move into place when they are pushed by the brace. This happens about every two weeks or so. It doesn't hurt, it's just one of those cringey and uncomfortable feelings and trust me this is coming from me and I can't stand the dentist. That is literally all it is, no injections or anything.
Here is my teeth before I started the treatment;
Several weeks on I already began to see changes in my teeth. Although at first the Inman Aligner creates a lot of pressure on your teeth as it is always pushing you begin to get used to this feeling. The first few weeks my teeth were quite tender and sore however the pain was not unbearable, it was just a dull ache and quite painful to chew on tough food. My speech when I first got the brace was also very lispy and all of my uni friends had a good laugh at me spitting everywhere but you mouth does quickly adjust to this new thing in your mouth.
I hope this helps anyone who is considering getting and Inman Aligner. I know I read and watched lots of blog and videos before fully committing to mine.
Any questions are welcome.
Lots of love and straight smiles