Which treatment is right for you?

Inman™ vs Invisalign® vs Clear Aligners

The key difference between the 3 systems is that Inman™ is specially designed to straighten the front 4 top or bottom teeth only while Invisalign® can straighten full top or bottom arches and Clear Aligners can straighten just 1 or 2 teeth maximum.

A thorough examination at a Straightening Consultation is vital to assess the most appropriate treatment for you – some patients are perfectly suited to Inman™ or Clear Aligners while others need Invisalign®.

Inman™ – Pros

  • Quick (typically 6-16 weeks)
  • Straightens front 4 teeth only
  • Removable (easy to eat + keep clean)
  • No need to extract teeth

Inman™ – Cons

  • Straightens front 4 teeth only
  • Invisalign® may be better if you want upper + lower
  • More visible + affects speech more than Invisalign®

Invisalign® – Pros

  • Can straighten whole arches/full sets of teeth
  • Costs the same for one or both arches
  • Almost invisible + low impact on speech
  • Whitening is included in the price
  • Removable (easy to eat + keep clean)
  • No need to extract teeth

Invisalign® – Cons

  • Typically takes 26+ weeks
  • Costs the same to do one arch as both arches

Clear Aligners – Pros

  • Quick (typically 6-16 weeks)
  • Can treat just 1 or 2 teeth
  • Removable (easy to eat + keep clean)
  • No need to extract teeth

Clear Aligners – Cons

  • Will only straighten 1 or 2 teeth
  • Very case sensitive (not suitable for all patients)

 

Inman™Invisalign®Clear Aligners
Typical Treatment Time 6-16 weeks 26+ weeks 6-16 weeks
Teeth Treated (subject to patient suitability) Front 4 (top or bottom) only Full arches (top and/or bottom) 1 or 2 teeth only, generally front
Degree of Crowding Mild to Moderate Mild to Moderate Mild to Moderate
Degree of Protrusion Mild to Moderate Mild to Moderate Mild to Moderate
Degree of Gapping Mild to Moderate Mild to Moderate Mild to Moderate
Removable? Yes Yes Yes
Visibility Clear aligner bars fairly Almost invisible Almost invisible
Impact on Speech Low Medium Low
Necessary to Extract Teeth Typically? No No No
Price (depends on case complexity + treatment time) from £1500 per arch from £3500 for one or both arches (includes FREE home whitening) from £900
What’s Included in Price? ALL appointments, refinements, mid-course corrections + post-treatment Essix® retainer ALL appointments, refinements, mid-course corrections + post-treatment Essix® retainer ALL appointments, refinements, mid-course corrections + post-treatment Essix® retainer
Home Whitening included in Price? No Yes No

AT THE END OF ALL STRAIGHTENING TREATMENTS, PATIENTS MUST WEAR A RETAINER AT NIGHT TO HOLD TEETH IN THEIR NEW POSITION AND PREVENT THEM MOVING BACK