MTM® Clear Aligner

Straighten your teeth with the MTM® Clear Aligner

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MTM® Clear Aligner is the virtually undetectable way to align your smile without traditional braces. MTM® Clear Aligner use clear, removable aligners to correct slight misalignments (such as crowding or gaps). Each aligner is custom fabricated, per our doctor’s treatment plan, to progressively advance your teeth into their ideal position, leaving you with a healthy and beautiful smile. All for just a fraction of the time and cost of many other aligner or bracket treatments, including clear braces and invisible braces.

  • Custom fit
  • Virtually undetectable
  • Surprisingly affordable

Treatable Cases

Achieving your perfect smile through orthodontic treatment is an investment in you!

Take a few moments to look at these examples of the anterior cases commonly addressed with MTM® Clear Aligners. If one closely matches your own smile, you may be a good fit for MTM® Clear Aligners.

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Spacing

Too much space between teeth.

Problem: An esthetic problem that can also compromise the effectiveness of chewing.

Spacing


Crowding

Not enough spacing between teeth; teeth overlap.

Problem: Can make it hard to brush and floss, thus leading to tooth decay and gum disease.

Crowding


Midline Discrepancy

Teeth off center; center of upper and lower teeth are not aligned.

Problem: Can be an indication of improper bite, which may lead to pain and further issues.

Midline discrepancy


Tipping

Teeth tip outward or inward; teeth tilt at an angle, or lean forward or backward.

Problem: Can cause other teeth to shift, creating crowding (see above) and an improper bite.

Tipping


Rotation

Teeth are turned clockwise or counterclockwise.

Problem: Can make proper oral hygiene difficult and may lead to tooth decay.

Rotation

Before and After Photos

Real Patients With Real Results. The following before and after photos are actual cases treated with MTM® Clear Aligner.

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FAQ

Recent advances in orthodontic technology have dramatically streamlined the process of corrective treatment. Still, the decision to undergo an orthodontic procedure is one that requires thoughtful consideration. To help you with this process, below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about MTM® Clear Aligners.

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What does the “MTM” in MTM® Clear Aligner mean?

“MTM” stands for “Minor Tooth Movement” – a process for aligning upper and/or lower teeth requiring minimal movement. MTM® Clear Aligner uses a series of clear, comfortable, removable plastic aligners to achieve rapid results. It’s the virtually undetectable way to improve your smile.


What is the difference between invisible braces, clear braces, lingual braces and MTM® Clear Aligner?

The term “invisible braces” may be used to refer to either “clear braces” or “lingual braces”. Clear braces are similar to regular wire braces except that the brackets are made of a clear material instead of metal. Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth so they are not easily visible. Both clear braces and lingual braces are attached to your teeth, and removable only by your orthodontist. MTM® Clear Aligner is fully removable, making it easier to eat, brush and floss.


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 MTM® Clear Aligner treatment take?

Because MTM® 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.


Will I have to wear a retainer after my treatment has concluded?

Yes. As with any orthodontic procedure, a retainer is essential to maintaining your new tooth alignment. There are several options for this. Your dental professional can explain them and help you choose the one that best meets your needs.


Is MTM® Clear Aligner recommended for all age groups?

MTM® Clear Aligner is recommended for patients who have all of their permanent teeth (all second molars), and are able to consistently adhere to the program’s use and care requirements.


How long has MTM® Clear Aligner been around?

MTM® Clear Aligner is based on a proprietary system developed by an orthodontist more than 10 years ago. Since then, dental professionals have been successfully treating patients using MTM® Clear Aligner as an alternative to other clear aligner treatments and conventional wire braces.


How does the price compare to other aligner treatments or clear braces?

Each case is different, so individual costs will vary. However, MTM® Clear Aligner typically costs a fraction of other aligner options or full-mouth braces (both wire and clear). Steinberg & Associates can offer you a comparison of the alternatives that may be right for you.


What are the aligners made of?

MTM® Clear Aligner uses plastic that does not contain PVC or BPA.


Are there any health benefits associated with MTM® Clear Aligner 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.

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