For many patients, the idea of wearing brackets and wires is just not appealing. At Pallotto Dental Care, we offer an effective alternative that makes orthodontic treatment more discreet and convenient.
MTM® Clear Aligners (Comparable to Invisalign)
Like Invisalign, MTM® Clear Aligners use a series of nearly invisible trays to gradually reposition teeth into ideal alignment. While MTM® Clear Aligners often treat cosmetic issues, they can also correct certain orthodontic conditions, such as:
- Gaps between teeth
Misaligned teeth can cause oral conditions such as malocclusion (a bite that does not come together properly), jaw pain, and increased instances of gum disease and decay.
How Invisible Braces Work
To determine whether clear braces are appropriate, we will schedule you an evaluation with Dr. Josephine Pallotto, Dr. Nicholas Pallotto, or Dr. Anthony Pallotto. They will discuss the best option to achieve a beautiful, comfortable smile and how long to expect treatment to take.
MTM® works best for patients who already have their permanent teeth and who are motivated enough to adhere to the treatment guidelines.
To create MTM® aligner trays, we will take x-rays, digital photographs, and impressions for the dental lab to use in fabrication. Clear braces are made out of BPA-free plastic and are discreet and comfortable.
Wearing each set of trays for about two to three weeks will ensure that treatment progresses in a timely fashion. Patients can remove MTM® Clear Aligners to eat, clean their teeth, and drink hot liquids, but they should be worn consistently at all other times.
Regular follow-up appointments will track treatment progress and allow for our dentists to make any adjustments necessary.
As with all types of orthodontic treatment, use of a retainer after treatment keeps teeth from shifting.
Benefits of MTM® Clear Aligners
More patients than ever want an alternative to orthodontic treatment that fits into their busy and socially active lifestyles. That is why so many patients appreciate the benefits of clear braces:
- Completely clear
- Removable trays
- Smooth on cheeks and tongue
- Easy to clean teeth
- No food caught in brackets
- Faster treatment
- Often more affordable
It is easy to acclimate to wearing the aligners and speaking with them in place. Patients avoid the discomfort involved with “tightening” appointments and irritated inner cheek tissue after each adjustment.
Caring for MTM® Clear Aligners
Aligner trays should never get hot. Keep them out of hot water and never leave them in a hot car or they may warp and become useless.
Use cool water and a mild soap, not toothpaste. Many toothpastes contain abrasives and can scratch the surface of the aligners, allowing them to trap bacteria and odors. Rinse well and place trays into a freshly brushed and flossed mouth for the best results.
Call Us for a Clear Braces Evaluation
Are you seeking clear braces to achieve a straight smile? Our Lansing, IL dental office proudly welcomes new patients to join our dental family!