Clear aligners

Inman aligner

What are Inman aligners?

Inman aligner offers an alternative programme to traditional braces, clear aligners and the 6 Month Smiles programme to deliver effective and fast results. It is great for patients who don’t want to wear braces for months and months and who want to see great results really quickly.

Inman Aligners can offer patients clearly visible results in a time frame as short as 6 weeks (although treatments can take up to 4 months for more severe cases).

How does Inman work?

The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance which can be used to align the front teeth quickly, effectively and safely. It can work either as a stand-alone treatment in its own right, or as a pre-treatment to allow other cosmetic orthodontic work to go ahead, such as fitting veneers.

The Inman Aligner works by exerting a gentle force on just your front teeth to gradually move them into the desired position. Normally lower front teeth move a little faster than uppers. If you come along to one of our free consultations to discuss your options then our dentists can discuss your specific needs with you so that you know exactly how the treatment can benefit you.

What does the process involve?

Step 1: First of all impressions are taken of your mouth so that a custom built Inman Aligner can be made.

Step 2: Once made, the Aligner is fitted by one of our dentists to check that it fits correctly.

Step 3: You will then be required to wear the aligner for 16 – 20 hours each day.

Step 4: As the Aligner works much faster than other orthodontic treatments, you will have to attend regular check-ups every 2 – 3 weeks to see how much longer you will have to wear the Aligner.

Magic aligners

What are Magic aligners?

Magic aligners (BracketSAR) are a revolutionary removable multi-bracket brace that offers precision and a comfortable enjoyable treatment. The aligners have been designed to blend in with your natural smile so it will be very discrete and hard for other people to tell that you are even wearing them.

Aligners tend to take longer than their fixed counterpart braces, and this is down to the fact they lack an archwire. This treatment is revolutionary because it combines the best of both worlds, by having a removable aligner with an archwire attached! This helps drastically speed up treatment times.

Is this system suitable for me?

Magic Aligners can treat a variety of problems:

  • Overcrowding
  • Teeth alignment for teeth with different crowding degrees
  • Rotations/Displacements


What is Simpli5?

Simpli5 is a clear brace aligner system which acts quickly to move teeth in a similar way to Invisalign Braces. It was developed to adjust the spacing of teeth in cases which are not too severe. The programme uses a combination of five aligners and can be used to treat both upper and lower teeth. The Simpli5 system does not use brackets or wires meaning that it does not come with any of the problems associated with traditional braces.

Should I use Simpli5?

If you have problems with crowded teeth or other spacing issues, then Simpli5 may be able to help you. In your free consultation one of our highly trained dentists will assess your own individual situation and will let you know the best course of treatment available to you. You will be able to ask questions at any point in the consultation so that you will remain completely in charge of your treatment.

How long will I have to be on the Simpli5 programme?

Simpli5 takes on average 5 months to correct minor to intermediate issues. It is therefore a faster programme when compared to Invisalign.

What is the Simpli5 treatment plan?

  • A dentist will take impressions of the patient’s teeth
  • The dentist will then make the Simpli5 aligners, which are tailor made for the individual patient
  • The patient will wear each appliance for 2 to 3 weeks
  • The patient will attend regular check-ups to ensure that everything is running smoothly

The advantages of using Simpli5 aligners

Speed: It does not take long to create the aligners from moulds taken of your teeth. Once you have them, treatment should be completed between 10 and 20 weeks later.

Removable: The clear aligners used in Simpli5 can be removed easily, making it easier to drink, eat and brush your teeth without braces getting in the way.

Effectiveness: The Simpli5 brace system is incredibly fast-acting so changes will be noticeable well before the treatment comes to an end, meaning that you can make the most of your beautiful smile and new found confidence before your treatment finishes.

Comfortable: Most patients claim that they can’t even feel the Simpli5 braces once they are in place, since they fit so snuggly around your teeth.

Undetectable: The clear plastic use to make the Simpli5 aligners make them virtually invisible. Even if people look closely at your mouth, or know that you are wearing them, they are still hard to detect.


Cosmetic teeth straightening

Cosmetic straightening is ideal if you're looking for a quick way to improve your smile. You can achieve excellent results in as little as six months.


Hidden braces

Lingual braces sit on the inside surface of your teeth. They're often called hidden braces, because their positioning means you can't see them from the outside.

Related FAQs



Should teeth be straightened for health reasons?

The correction of poor dental positioning also improves oral hygiene, as crowded or crooked teeth are often hard to clean properly. With such an improvement, the risk of gum disease for example – which can result in loss of teeth in extreme cases – is prevented.



Who can benefit from orthodontic treatment?

At Portman, we have treated thousands of patients, aged from eight to 88 years old. There is never a point in life where we cannot move healthy crooked teeth into their ideal positions.

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