Orthodontics Reinvented with MTM Clear Aligners.


    Posted by Dr. William Linger, DDS, MAGD

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    Do you ever find yourself wishing from straighter teeth? Do you have bite and jaw issues from misalignment? If so, you're not alone! Adult braces are fairly common today, helping oral health and cosmetic appearance for hundreds of thousands of adults. 

    In a 2014 study published by the American Association of Orthodontists, it was concluded that adults make up 1.5 million orthodontist patients throughout the U.S. and Canada.

    However, just because adults with metal in their mouth have become more common practice than it was in the past, are you ready to take that plunge? What if you could have the benefits of traditional braces without actually having to wear them?

    MTM Clear Aligner is an up-and-coming orthodontic tool that utilizes clear, plastic aligners that fit snugly over your teeth to address issues such as crowding, gaps, and other cosmetic issues you may want fixed. Virtually undetectable, these aligners will allow you to see the results you want quickly!

    Benefits of Aligners 

    Customizable treatment plan: treatment with clear aligners are similar to traditional orthodontic treatment; with MTM Clear Aligner you will work with a specialized team dedicated to your oral health and happiness.

    No need to worry about compromising on your safety, your doctor will develop a plan that works for you, custom fitting your aligners and personalizing your treatment.

    Low price point: MTM Clear Aligner prides itself on being a fraction of the cost and is even covered under most dental/orthodontic insurance plans! Conventional braces can cost upwards of $5000 for treatment, making MTM Clear Aligner a great, cheaper option.

    Shorter treatment time: by using MTM Clear Aligner, you're cutting down your treatment time significantly. If aligners are worn around the clock and your treatment plan is followed carefully, you will begin seeing results in a fraction of the time you would during traditional orthodontic care, sometimes as little as 3-6 months.

    Simple aftercare: no need for follow up appointments after you've achieved the results you're looking for; simply wear your retainer provided after treatment and your smile will stay straight, ensuring your happiness for years to come!

    What is the difference between MTM Clear Aligner and invisible braces?

    Invisible braces is a term that can be used interchangeably with clear braces. Typically these types of braces still require a wire but brackets are made of clear material instead of metal brackets.

    Lingual braces are another type of "invisible braces" but they are attached behind the teeth so they aren't as prominent. Both types of treatment are still attached to the teeth whereas MTM Clear Aligner is completely removable, allowing you to brush, floss, and eat more easily.

    Use and Care Requirements

    MTM Clear Aligner adheres to guidelines patients must follow in order to achieve the results they're looking for at the lowest price point in the shortest amount of time. Failure to adhere to care requirements can result in changes in treatment plan, costing you more money and time.

    While care isn't extensive, it's important when considering MTM Clear Aligner to make sure you can stick to the guidelines.

    • Diligently wearing aligners
    • Maintain proper oral hygiene and brushing habits
    • Storing aligners safely and securely when not in use
    • Avoid chewing gum
    • Avoid hot liquids
    • Clean your aligners regularly
    • Follow aftercare treatment to maintain proper teeth alignment

    Is MTM Clear Aligner the right choice for me?

    Since MTM Clear Aligner is used to treat minor anterior tooth movement, this method is used for individuals who have all of their permanent teeth and have minor spacing issues such as gapping, misalignment, crowding, midline discrepancy, rotation, and other similar issues.

    Your family dentist or orthodontist can give you their recommendation at your next appointment to determine whether MTM Clear Aligner is the right fit for you.

    At William Linger DDS, we are proud to serve the Charlotte area ranging from cleanings, to oral surgery, orthodontia, and beyond. If you believe MTM Clear Aligner may be a suitable option for you, contact us today!

    Topics: Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry

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