Clear, removable aligners are a discreet alternative to metal braces. These custom-made appliances straighten teeth in about 12 to 18 months, without the irritation of brackets, wires, and tightening appointments. Dr. Marin offers MTM® Clear Aligners, which stands for Minor Tooth Movement, to comfortably reposition crooked teeth. Adults and teens make great candidates for this type of orthodontic therapy.
How clear are the aligners?
The plastics used for MTM® Clear•Aligner are manufactured for “contact clarity”, meaning they are almost invisible when applied to the teeth. MTM® Clear•Aligner uses only quality proprietary plastics, for a virtually undetectable solution for straightening teeth discreetly.
Are the aligners comfortable?
MTM® Clear•Aligner is custom-fit to your individual needs. When you begin treatment, the aligner(s) may feel a little foreign in your mouth – but after a day or two, most people hardly notice them.
How long do I have to wear the aligners each day?
As with other aligner treatments, for optimum results, you will need to keep your aligner(s) in your mouth at all times except when you are eating, drinking hot liquids, or brushing your teeth.
How long does the treatment take?
BecauseMTM® Clear•Aligner treats cases requiring only minor anterior tooth movement, you can often achieve your desired outcome more quickly than with full orthodontic treatment, sometimes in as little as 3 to 6 months.
What are they made out of?
MTM® Clear•Aligner uses plastic that does not contain PVC or BPA.
Are there any health benefits associated with the treatment?
MTM® Clear•Aligner can in many cases contribute to better oral hygiene, helping your teeth and gums to stay healthy. Improperly aligned teeth can make cleaning and brushing more difficult and lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and possibly tooth loss.