Does your smile suffer from twisted, crooked, gaped or even overcrowded teeth? Considering orthodontic treatment but want to avoid “metal mouth”? People who have crooked teeth can be predisposed to having different problems outside of just the appearance of their smile, including issues with the bite and an inability to keep all their teeth clean. These problems can manifest to larger dental problems because of the inability to access all teeth. If bacteria, food debris, or other particulates get caught in these misaligned teeth, there could be very expensive consequences.
Still, some people don’t like braces because they’re metal, conspicuous, and they can cut up the mouth. The good news is there are other systems to get teeth properly aligned. MTM and Invisalign are two brand names that get teeth into proper position, and the best part is very few people will know that you are using these tools to straighten your teeth.
MTM braces are actually quite similar to Invisalign, using clear aligners to gently shift the smile into a more desirable position. MTM is used for minor movements and usually focuses on front teeth. Patients often opt for MTM braces due to the price difference and shorter time period.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that utilizes clear aligners which are fitted over the teeth. These aligners are to be worn for 22 hours each day and will be changed out every two weeks. The treatment typically lasts for nine months. However, your dentist will give you an exact time-frame during your appointment.
Both Invisalign and MTM braces can be a wonderful option for anyone interested in improving the appearance, function or even health of their smile. Clear braces allow patients to discreetly improve their smile, while also enjoying all of their favorite foods and properly caring for their smile.
Crooked teeth are very easy to fix thanks to MTM and Invisalign. There’s no reason for your teeth to be misaligned anymore, give us a call to find out how you can get the effects of braces without the conspicuousness of them.