Completely customized and nearly invisible, MTM® Clear•Aligner can correct moderate orthodontic issues for an improved appearance and oral health. Dr. Louis Russell can use these aligners to correct cosmetic issues, such as gaps, tipped teeth, and overlapping teeth. These clear braces also offer many benefits over traditional metal braces, which are much more noticeable and require more maintenance. With the experienced team at Russell Family Dentistry in Tomball, TX, you can enjoy an often dramatically enhanced smile and a greater sense of confidence.
MTM Clear Aligner trays can improve minor teeth imperfections without the discomfort and unsightliness of metal braces.
Are MTM Clear Aligners Right for You?
"MTM" stands for "minor tooth movement." Accordingly, these clear braces are a suitable cosmetic treatment for less-pronounced orthodontic concerns. You may be a candidate for this innovative orthodontic treatment if you are dealing with:
- Overlapping teeth
- Tipped or rotated teeth
- Midline discrepancy
- Intrusion or extrusion (teeth that are positioned above or below your other teeth)
Severe misalignment may require more intensive orthodontic treatment.
The MTM Treatment Process
If Dr. Russell determines that MTM Clear Aligners are appropriate for you, he will take impressions of your teeth so that lab technicians can create a series of aligner trays that will be comfortable and secure in your smile. Analyzing your current dental alignment and your goals for treatment, the technicians will give every aligner a slightly different shape. Each new tray will place a slight pressure on your teeth. The gentle force will reposition your teeth, giving you a straighter and healthier smile.
Typically, you will move onto the next aligner in the series every two weeks. Dr. Russell will monitor your progress and, if needed, adjust your treatment plan. Because the MTM Clear Aligners are intended for more moderate cases, you may be able to complete your treatment in as little as three to six months. Once you are finished with treatment, Dr. Russell can provide you with a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting again.
Your MTM trays will be custom designed for maximum comfort. They will also place less pressure on your teeth, and they will not chafe the inside of your lips.
The Advantages of MTM Aligners
Traditional orthodontic treatment can take years, and bulky metal braces can further detract from your smile. MTM Clear Aligners offer the aesthetic and functional benefits of braces, but they also have their own distinct advantages:
- The trays are almost undetectable, manufactured specifically for ultimate clarity and subtlety.
- Your MTM trays will be custom designed for maximum comfort. They will also place less pressure on your teeth, and they will not chafe the inside of your lips.
- You can remove the trays when you eat, so you will not have to remove any of your favorite foods from your diet.
- The removable trays also make it easier to brush your teeth. Food will not become trapped underneath brackets or wires, so you are less likely to develop stains and decay.
This treatment can also noticeably augment your appearance, giving you a smile that looks bigger, brighter, and even several years younger. You can face a lower risk for cavities and gum disease since food and bacteria will not become trapped between overlapping teeth. The force of your bite can also be more even, reducing your risk for dental erosion and cracked teeth.
Book a Consultation
If you have minor smile imperfections, MTM Clear Aligners might be what you need to achieve a healthier smile. To learn more about MTM Clear Aligners and to find out if they are right for you, contact Russell Family Dentistry online or call (281) 351-5458.