MTM Clear Aligners

MTM Clear Aligners focus on realigning the front 8 teeth, improving overcrowded, rotated, spaced, or tilted teeth. MTM Clear Aligners are discreet and ideal for adult patients who desire treatment of minor dental imperfections.

at-a-glance

MTM Clear Aligners

avg. recovery
0 days
permanence
Is permanent
application
Not Applicable
surgical
No
cost
$1850 - $3425

About the Procedure

Many adults who wore braces as children still suffer from crooked teeth, especially when proper aftercare was not stringently adhered to. For those who did not consistently wear a retainer after completing previous orthodontic care, the teeth will eventually migrate into their previous positions. Formerly straight teeth become crowded or rotated which can be frustrating. Adults may be reluctant to seek treatment for imperfect smiles, worried that years of metal wires and brackets will be required once again to straighten teeth. Patients that only require treatment for their front 8 teeth may be good candidates for the MTM Clear Aligner system. MTM, which stands for minor tooth movement, uses a series of custom clear trays to gradually adjust the position of the teeth, much like Invisalign, Simpli5, and Clear Correct. Patients will need to visit their orthodontist for a consultation to determine if they are a good candidate for the MTM system. Once candidacy is determined, a mold will be taken of the teeth in order to create the series of custom trays. The tray will take 3-4 weeks to be made. Patients will return to their orthodontist's office once the first tray is made to ensure proper fit. It is important to wear the aligner for at least 20-22 hours daily for best results. Trays will be replaced every 2 weeks until treatment is complete.

The goal of the MTM Clear Aligner system is to improve a number of dental imperfections of the front teeth such as crowding, too much space between teeth, overbite, crossbite, openbite, and overjet.

Concerns

MTM Clear Aligners addresses concerns such as:

Recovery Notes

Once the MTM aligners are in place, there is typically minimal irritation and discomfort apart from the first initial days while the patient adjusts to the trays. No recovery time is needed.

Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates for MTM Clear Aligners wish to improve dental imperfections of the front 8 teeth such as mildly crooked teeth, protruding teeth, gaps, overcrowding, or rotated teeth.

Not Recommended For

MTM Clear Aligners are not recommended for children as their mouths are still growing and typically do not have the dedication to finish the program. Patients with severe orthodontic issues are not candidates because the jaw needs to be shifted.

Side Effects

Side effects of MTM Clear Aligners may include minor speech impediments or hindrance to proper and comfortable speech. Patients may also experience bad breath, dry mouth, and increased salivation. By only addressing the alignment of the front 8 teeth, patients may experience issues with their overall bite.

Pros
  • quick treatment
  • removable
  • no food restrictions
  • good oral hygiene
  • transparency
  • discreet
Cons
  • only fixes front teeth
  • bite issues
  • misplace aligners
  • patient compliance
  • not for all orthodontic issues

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