What MTM Clear Aligners Can Do for Your Smile

By Valerin Dental
September 06, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: MTM Clear Aligners  

Correcting your misaligned smile no longer means noticeable metal brackets and wires permanently affixed to your teeth. With MTM clear aligner trays, you can straighten your smile by simply wearing unnoticeable, comfortable aligner trays. Learn more about MTM clear aligner trays with Dr. Manny Valerin at Valerin Dental in Peoria, IL.Aligner Trays

How do MTM aligner trays work? 
MTM stands for Minor Tooth Movement. MTM aligner trays use the same principal as traditional braces to move the teeth. Similar to brackets and wires, the aligners strategically place steady pressure onto the teeth. The aligner trays come in a series. The patient wears each tray for two weeks one after the other until their treatment ends.

What makes MTM aligner trays special? 
The main difference between MTM aligner trays and traditional braces is their design. MTM is completely removable, where traditional braces require permanent bonding to the teeth. Thanks to their design, MTM aligners allow patients to eat the foods they love and brush and floss their teeth with no extra complications. Additionally, MTM aligner trays are virtually invisible, giving you the freedom to straighten your teeth without those around you seeing your braces.

Am I a good candidate for MTM aligner trays? 
Dentists recommend MTM aligner trays for patients who have lost all of their baby teeth and have grown permanent teeth in their places. This usually includes teens over the age of 12 and adults, but treatment may begin sooner depending on the patient. Additionally, patients should be willing to commit to wearing their trays at all times they are not eating or performing their oral care routine. Dr. Valerin can help you determine if MTM aligner trays are the best orthodontic treatment for you.

MTM Orthodontic Treatment in Peoria, IL 
Each of your MTM aligner trays is custom made to ensure a perfect fit inside of your mouth. This makes them comfortable and easy to wear. MTM aligner trays can treat orthodontic issues such as:

  • gapped teeth
  • overlapped teeth
  • rotated teeth
  • teeth with improper angles
  • misaligned teeth

For more information on MTM clear aligner trays, please contact Dr. Valerin at Valerin Dental in Peoria, IL. Call (309) 693-2310 to schedule your consultation for orthodontic treatment with Dr. Valerin today!