How to Straighten Crooked Front Teeth Without Full Braces
By Dr. James Forester | Feb 27, 2022 | Cosmetic Dentistry, Orthodontics
Do you have crooked front teeth even though you had braces when you were younger?
Frustrating, isn’t it?
Or maybe you were “borderline” regarding whether you needed braces or not as a child, and as you get older your teeth are crowding more?
You know that wearing a retainer after your braces have been removed is an important part of the process to ensure teeth don’t begin to crowd again. However, it isn’t a matter of if, but when teeth start to move again.
Each of these scenarios can present their own particular challenges. You’re not alone. We’ve met many patients dealing with the same struggle as you.
Navigating crowded front teeth as an adult doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If you want your front teeth straighter without full braces, Lifetime Smiles may have the perfect option for you!
Introducing the Inman Aligner
If you’ve done research on how to straighten your bottom or top front teeth that are crowded, you’ve likely come across a variety of options, such as full metal braces or Invisalign.
These can certainly work, but at Lifetime Smiles in Johns Creek, there is another option that we have found works very well in many cases – without the expense and time component of the other options.
Enter the Inman Aligner.
The Inman aligner is unique because it is designed to correct a very specific set of problems in a relatively short period of time. If either your top or bottom four front teeth are crowded, then you should consider the Inman Aligner.
With only one appliance needed, you’ll be able to maximize your results in a safe and gentle way. As a bonus, The Inman Aligner is removable and works wonderful for patients who are trying to straighten their front teeth, but also have an interest in whitening, as well.
And did you know that by straightening your crooked front teeth with The Inman Aligner, you’ll actually be doing your mouth a favor in the long-run?
Crooked teeth can compromise and expose dentine – especially as we get older. Over time, these teeth will be more susceptible to staining. Straight teeth do not experience the same amount of wear because the same level of crowding simply does not exist.
Here’s how it works
The Inman Aligner uses two coil springs that gently oppose each other. This creates a gentle pressure that gradually pushes teeth into their correct position.
The coils are made of a nickel titanium material, yet cause minimal discomfort during the alignment process. Because you only wear it 16 – 20 hours per day, you can easily remove it for an important meeting or phone call.
The Inman Aligner is best suited for patients whose primary problem is crowding of the front teeth (either upper or lower teeth) – especially for patients who had braces as a child but didn’t wear their retainer afterwards, or who have always had slightly crowded teeth and are finally ready to do something about it.
To learn even more about how the Inman Aligner works, visit this page.
Here’s a brief overview of the process to straighten crooked front teeth at our Johns Creek dental office
The first step is to have an impression of your teeth taken so that an Inman Aligner can be created that fits you perfectly. At Lifetime Smiles we digitally scan the teeth and upload the files to the laboratory to make the aligners.
Once the Inman Aligner is fabricated, Dr. Forester will place the aligner and ensure a proper fit.
A typical patient will wear their aligner 6-18 weeks (a much faster result than traditional braces or Invisalign).
After the Inman Aligner is removed, Dr. Forester will educate you on how to maintain your results with some form of retention (such as a retainer).
For more information on how the Inman Aligner can help align your overcrowded front teeth, read our page dedicated to the Inman Aligner.
It’s simple to fix crooked front teeth…really!
The Inman Aligner may not be as well known as some other methods for straightening crowded teeth, but at Lifetime Smiles we do things a bit differently.
We are happy to offer you a complimentary evaluation to see if the Inman Aligner would work for you. If you choose to move forward, we will do a digital scan of your teeth and send it to the Inman Lab for evaluation and processing.
Dr. Forester and the team are all about helping you keep your teeth, gums, and smile healthy and happy – for a lifetime!
To learn more about how Dr. Forester can correct your overcrowded or crooked front teeth with an Inman Aligner, give our Johns Creek dental practice a call today to schedule a complimentary evaluation.
With our years of experience and dedication to providing you with the best dental care, we are sure we can help you achieve the results you want and with a plan you feel comfortable with. We look forward to caring for you soon!