A New Smile in Six Months
Do you a more minor case of misalignment? For patients with only minor cases of crowding or crooked teeth, traditional metal braces may be a bit of an overkill. Likewise if your teeth have shifted slightly since your braces were removed. To address minor causes of misalignment the team at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley offers MTM® clear aligners.
How Does MTM Work?
Similar to the more recognizable Invisalign system, this uses clear plastic aligners to reposition the teeth. The doctors will take impressions of a patient’s smile. At a lab, experts will create the aligners. Treatment involves wearing the aligners daily for between 20 and 23 hours, removing them only for meals or when brushing or flossing the teeth. Over time, the teeth are moved to optimal positions, addressing the misalignment.
What are the Benefits?
The benefits of the MTM (Minor Tooth Movement) system include:
- Treatment only takes three to six months
- Aligners are barely noticeable
- The aligners are comfortable
- Requires fewer office visits and appointments
Correcting your misalignment can also offer benefits to both your appearance and your oral health, such as:
- A reduced risk of both tooth decay and gum disease
- A lower chance of developing TMJ disorder or bruxism
- A more attractive appearance
Who Can Wear the Clear Aligners?
We recommend the MTM system for patients who over the age of 16 and who have minor misalignment. We can examine your teeth to decide if this is the best choice for addressing your misalignment. If not, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments.