Crooked teeth in the front of your smile can make you feel self-conscious and affect how you interact with your friends and peers.
Dr. Art Carpenter offers the Inman Aligner™ to help patients achieve a straighter smile without the hassle of braces.
Dr. Carpenter coordinates orthodontic treatment from his office in Kenilworth, IL. What makes the Inman Aligner so different?
Advantages of the Inman Aligner
Inman Aligner treatment can effectively straighten your front teeth in only six to 18 weeks. Other orthodontic options like braces or Invisalign® take a year or more to produce results.
The outward facing portion of the Inman Aligner is clear, so you won't have to worry about your smile being obscured by unsightly metal.
Because the Inman Aligner works in such a short timeframe, and because only one aligner is required instead of several, our dentist is able to offer it at a lower cost than other orthodontic options.
What Is the Inman Aligner?
The advanced appliance is similar to a traditional, removable retainer and is shaped to fit around the molars for support. Revolutionary coil springs exert pressure on the front and back of the teeth to gently move them into proper alignment.
The Inman Aligner is an innovation in accelerated orthodontics for cosmetic treatment, and can often provide complete treatment in as little as six to 18 weeks. It can help patients at our practice in Kenilworth, IL, address a number of orthodontic concerns, including:
- Rotated teeth
Because the portion covering the front of your teeth is clear, the retainer blends in discreetly with your smile. If necessary, your appliance can also include an expander to create more room for crowded teeth.
Inman Aligner Certified
Art Carpenter, DDS, has undergone advanced training in this cosmetic treatment and is one of only a few dentists who are Inman Aligner certified.
Achieve a Straighter Smile Faster Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are interested in the cosmetic benefits of straighter teeth, you should know the revolutionary Inman Aligner is the fastest-working option in dentistry today. At the dental practice of Art Carpenter, DDS, serving Evanston, Glenview, Kenilworth, IL, and surrounding communities, we expertly provide this solution to our patients.
Besides being officially certified by Inman, Dr. Carpenter has completed hundreds of hours of continuing dental education and is affiliated with:
- The American Dental Association
- The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- The Illinois State Dental Society
- The Chicago Dental Society
To learn more about how Inman Aligner treatment can rapidly straighten your front teeth, schedule a consultation with Art Carpenter, DDS, today by filling out our online form or calling
Real 5-Star Reviews from Current Patients
Our family has been visiting Dr. Carpenter for many year. We could not be happier with the office, doctor, the lovely ladies and the amazing service.
Very satisfying experience. Straight forward, professional and affordable. Looking forward to working with Dr.Carpenter and the staff.
Perfect for Minor Adjustments
Many patients who choose this option have previously undergone orthodontic treatment, but have noticed their front teeth shifting because they did not wear their retainer.
The Treatment Process
If you wear the aligner for 16 to 20 hours a day, you can achieve a noticeably straighter smile in less than two months.
The Oral Health Benefits of Straighter Teeth
In addition to the convenience and comfort that Inman Aligner treatment offers, it can also improve your oral health in many of the same ways that traditional orthodontic treatment can.
Crooked teeth can have a profound effect on the way your bite fits together: when your teeth are not aligned properly, it can lead to erosion of the enamel, tooth sensitivity, teeth grinding, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, and uneven wear. Additionally, crooked teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss effectively, leaving bacteria in hard-to-reach areas. This can lead to a host of other issues, including decay and periodontal disease. Orthodontic treatment can play an important role in preventive care by minimizing this risk and making your smile easier to clean and less prone to wear and tear.
Highly Recommended by Satisfied Patients
High quality, thorough care matched with excellent communication and expertise. Highly recommend Dr. Carpenter and his wonderful staff.
Meredith Rives - 5-Star Google Review - 2017
The Inman Aligner vs. Invisalign
Focused vs. Comprehensive Treatment
Invisalign is typically recommended for patients who hope to correct crooked teeth or crowding throughout their smile. The Inman Aligner, on the other hand, is specifically designed for patients who want to straighten the front four teeth, either on the top or bottom, and reduce crowding in that area. Inman Aligner treatment is focused, rather than comprehensive.
One Aligner vs. Series of Aligners
The Invisalign system utilizes a series of aligners that are switched out every two weeks. With the Inman Aligner, however, treatment is delivered through only one removable aligner. This makes it a significantly more affordable and more convenient treatment option.
Rapid Results vs. Lengthy Treatment
Because the treatment only focuses on the front teeth that are visible when you smile, patients can achieve their desired outcome much more quickly than with Invisalign. Invisalign trays must be worn 22 hours every day for at least 18 months for the best results. Alternatively, Inman Aligner patients can achieve satisfactory results in only a few months by wearing the appliance for 16 to 20 hours a day.
Art Carpenter, DDS A Dentist Who Cares
Patients from Kenilworth, Evanston, Glenview, and beyond love visiting the dental practice of Art Carpenter, DDS, because he treats them with dignity and always prioritizes their best interests. In addition to the expert care provided by our dentist, patients appreciate our practice in Kenilworth, IL, because of our:
- Boutique-like atmosphere that puts patients at ease
- Convenient financing through CareCredit®
- Advanced dental technology
If you are interested in straightening your teeth with Inman Aligners, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us today by filling out our online form or calling
Inman Aligner FAQs
Will the treatment be uncomfortable?
No. Because the treatment uses gentle pressure, the appliances are usually tolerated much better than braces or other orthodontics. If you experience mild discomfort during the first few days of treatment, over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, should suffice.
How long will it take to get used to the appliance?
For the first few days, there is a small learning curve associated with speaking with your new device. However, most patients acclimate to the appliance in about a week.
Won’t my teeth move back after my treatment is completed?
Wearing a retainer after your orthodontic treatment can prevent movement in the future. This is not unique to this treatment method. Retainers are typically recommended to maintain results after any orthodontic treatment.
We typically give our patients the choice between a removable or fixed retainer. The removable retainer should be worn approximately three to four times per week, while a fixed retainer is permanently bonded to the back of the teeth and is not visible when you smile.
Can the aligners be combined with other dental procedures, such as teeth whitening?
Yes. In fact, many patients at our practice, serving Glenview, Evanston, and nearby areas, choose to combine their orthodontic treatment with teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. This offers a comprehensive and dramatic result, but is much more conservative than a full-arch reconstruction.
Imagine feeling totally confident in your smile.