Having an attractive smile is important to most people. Crooked and misaligned teeth can be a great source of embarrassment and social discomfort. When the only alternative to crooked teeth is spending years wearing unattractive “traditional” metal braces, it can be hard to decide what to do. Fortunately, MTM Clear Aligner System provides a third alternative: clear, removable trays.
The MTM (Minor Tooth Movement) System is designed to work in weeks as opposed to years. The twelve main “smiling” teeth are realigned using a series of custom made trays. MTM trays have proven very effective for patients requiring less than 5mm of tooth movement.
How can MTM benefit me?
In addition to being quick and invisible, MTM braces are at the forefront of technology. MTM braces are ideal for nervous patients because no injections or anesthesia are needed.
Here are some advantages associated with MTM:
How are MTM braces fitted?
Complete treatment takes 12-24 weeks.
Excellent results for patients needing less than 5mm of tooth movement.
Increased comfort levels.
Reduced plaque buildup due to decreased treatment time.
Requires fewer dental visits.
Initially, there is a short planning phase, where the dentist takes X-rays to determine how the teeth need to be moved. Impressions are also made of your teeth and photos are taken.
Once a plan has been devised, custom trays will be fabricated for your case. Your appointments at our office will include minor IPA (inter-proximal reduction) to allow space for the movement of your teeth. Once adequate reduction is made you teeth will move into the correct alignment with a series of clear trays.
Overall treatment time varies by patient but most cases are less than 6 months.
If you have questions about MTM Clear Aligner braces, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Gina.