MTM® Clear Aligners are
Discreet and Cost Effective
If you would like a quick, discreet, and economical way to straighten your teeth, MTM® Clear Aligners may be just what you are looking for. Offered at Kids and Grownups Dental in Irving, TX, the treatment is similar to other popular aligner systems, with key differences that bring significant cost savings for many patients. Drs. John Lee and Joshua Lee provide several orthodontic options for patients, including traditional braces and Fastbraces®. The right method for you depends primarily upon the degree of malocclusion and your personal cosmetic goals.
About MTM® Clear Aligners
MTM®, which stands for minor tooth movement, is a unique orthodontia system designed to correct misalignments in the anterior (front) area of your mouth. While this technique is not recommended for patients with significant bite problems, it can correct many common concerns such as:
- Gaps between teeth
- Overbite and underbite
- Tipping or tilted teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Midline misalignment
Using a custom-designed series of clear plastic aligners, the MTM® system can reposition teeth to provide you with a straighter, more symmetrical smile.
Treatment time with MTM® Clear Aligners is typically very short, with many cases reaching completion in as little as three to six months. And, the trays are virtually invisible, so straightening your teeth can remain a private decision. Best of all, this method is more affordable than other types of orthodontia – in some cases, half the price. These cost savings are possible mainly because the process is accelerated, so patients require fewer aligners and office appointments. In addition, unlike some aligner systems, MTM® Clear Aligners do not require bonding of attachments to accomplish tooth movement. Instead, force points are built into each appliance, providing efficient movement and also allowing for easier removal and cleaning.
MTM® Clear Aligners are more affordable than other types of orthodontia – in some cases, half the price.
Candidates for MTM® Clear Aligners include adults and children who have all of their permanent teeth. These patients should have good oral health and be able to comply with wear and care instructions. The aligners must be worn for more than 20 hours a day, and only removed for eating, drinking hot liquids, and cleaning.
Our Approach to Orthodontic Treatment
During your initial appointment, your dentist will ask about your aesthetic concerns and review your treatment options. Once you decide the MTM® system is right for you, you can discuss your estimated timeline to achieve your desired results. Before beginning any type of orthodontic treatment, you or your child will receive a thorough exam and cleaning, addressing any decay, gum disease, or other dental concern.
Using advanced digital modeling, your dentist will design a custom treatment plan to suit your individual needs. Your aligners will be ordered, and you will return for fitting at a subsequent appointment. Each progressive aligner is worn for about three weeks and then discarded. You should begin to see progress in a short time, and your status will be closely monitored with regular office visits. Throughout the process, your dentist will remain available to address any questions or concerns.
Kids and Grownups Dental offers a variety of techniques to perfect and polish your straight teeth, providing professional whitening and even a complete smile makeover. We also offer financing options for your convenience, including CareCredit®, the Lending Club, SimplePay™, and in-house payment plans.
Schedule Your Consultation
Our doctors warmly welcome all patients, offering multi-lingual communication in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Korean. To schedule your appointment, please contact our practice online or call (972) 255-4164 today.
"Everyone here is wonderful and friendly. They all do whatever it takes to make it a relaxed, pain-free experience. I highly recommend Dr. Lee and his staff. They are amazing!"- Theresa B.