Invisible Braces in East Wittering, West Sussex

The Witterings Dental Practice
Ingol Cottage, Cakeham Road, East Wittering
West Sussex PO20 8BP
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+44-12436-72362
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Treatments

Cosmetic Dentistry » Braces

Invisible Braces

There is a solution to having straighter teeth without having to wear metal braces. Known as invisible orthodontics, this type of treatment offers you the choice of wearing a clear and sometimes removable appliance while straightening and aligning your teeth.

This is often a favourable option for adults who have professional careers and don't feel comfortable wearing unsightly 'train track' braces for months on end. The technology behind invisible orthodontics is highly advanced and often gives patients a much shorter treatment time, depending on their individual cases.

Benefits of this type of treatment include having teeth straightened in a generally shortened period of time, straighter teeth and alignment of your top and bottom jaws. You can also enjoy the flexibility of your braces being hidden from an untrained eye, making you feel less self-conscious when socialising or speaking in public. With removable devices you can also take them out to eat or for special occasions, so they fit around your lifestyle.

It is important to remember that straighter teeth are healthier teeth. When your bite is properly aligned and your teeth are straightened, there are less gaps and areas for food to get trapped and plaque to build up on the teeth, causing decay. In that sense, invisible orthodontics is a long-term investment in your oral health.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is designed to correct adult relapse and misaligned teeth. It is barely visible, apart from a single clear wire, and it is a removable orthodontic appliance, allowing the wearer to go brace-free for important occasions. Similar to a retainer but has advantages over a retainer:

  • Can correct moderate crowding and rotation of teeth
  • More comfortable to wear as the spring is made of nickel titanium rather than stainless steel
  • No retention problems
It also has advantages over invisalign:
  • Less hassle and expense in a shorter period of time
  • Achieve great results with just one appliance

However The Inman Aligner is only used for treating the top and bottom front teeth whereas Invisalign can treat full arches (all your teeth)

How does it work?

The Inman Aligner utilises a lingual coil spring that puts pressure at the back of the teeth that need repositioning and a bar that is placed across the front of the teeth reverses the same pressure. These components work together to "squeeze" teeth together by pushing and pulling them into alignment.

How long does it take?

Fitting the aligner takes two halfhour appointments, followed by 15-minute monthly check-ups.

Treatment can be achieved in as little as 8 to 16 weeks.

Does it hurt?

Patients may find they need to take mild painkillers for the first week or so. Like anything foreign to your mouth, it may cause you to salivate more than usual for 24 to 48 hours and could affect your speech for 7 to 10 days.

Is the Inman Aligner new?

Patients have been treated with Inman Aligners since 2000. In the United States approximately 450 to 500 new patients are prescribed treatment with Inman Aligners every month.

Is the Inman Aligner comparable to Invisalign?

No, the Inman Aligner is used for treating the top and bottom front teeth only. Invisalign can treat full arches (all your teeth).

Will treatment with the Inman Aligner be uncomfortable?

No. Due to the gentle but steady orthodontic forces generated, the appliances are easily tolerated. Your doctor may suggest aspirin or Tylenol for the 1st few days of treatment if you encounter any discomfort.

Will the Inman Aligner affect my speech?

Yes. The Inman Aligner will affect your speech for a week or two. You will however acclimate to the appliances over time and be able to speak fine with them in place.

Will I need to see the doctor frequently for adjustments?

The Inman Aligners are pre-programmed to reduce the need for office visits. Your doctor will prescribe a treatment due to your needs.

Inman Standard
Inman Invisible
Inman Fixed Bow
Inman Aligner Wraparound
Inman Aligner Habit Appliance
Inman Aligner Retraction Appliance
Inman Aligner Crossbite Appliance
Inman with Expansion

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  • Having moved from Surrey just a year ago, I had to find a new dental surgeon.

    Our new dentist, Dr Farid Rafatnia, at the Witterings Dental Practice is brilliant. I had quite a lot of work done including extraction, fillings and bridges. All were carried out within a cheery atmosphere and with great professionalism. Anyone who goes there will really benefit from this dental practice. The staff are all so cheerful and helpful too.
    - Mrs Audrey Cartwright, Wittering
  • Doctor Rafatnia has provided me with substantial dental treatment during early 2014 and I cannot recommend him enough. The treatment has been of the highest standard and to my complete satisfaction. Doctor Rafatnia is very pleasant, professional and reassuring.
    - Elisabeth Kretzmer, Chichester
  • Excellent
    - Mr Roberts
    18 Apr 2016


    Friendly practise, with knowledgeable, helpful staff.
    - Mrs Jones
    18 Apr 2016


    Good dental treatment and always happy smiling staff
    - Miss Davis
    18 Apr 2016
  • A very supportive team and caring dentist who treats you without any pain what so ever. So gentle and calming.
    - R Pearce
    23 Mar 2016


    Very friendly, helpful dentists and staff.
    - Anonymous
    19 Mar 2016


    Friendly, helpful service and good with my children.
    - Anonymous
    18 Mar 2016
  • We have been going to this practice for over 30 years. During this time my wife and I have always been treated with every care and consideration. Before joining The Wittering Practice I was always in dread of having any dental treatment but was very soon put at complete ease with the care and understanding that has always been shown. We have even had to call this practice from a cruise ship with a problem and was seen and treated on the day we returned. Many thanks.
    -M Downey
    23 Mar 2016
  • My family has been a part of this practice for years, it is always a good, professional, friendly service.
    - Anonymous
    18 Mar 2016


    Mr Harris is a fantastic dentist, would recommend to anyone.
    - Anonymous