Enterprise, OR Enjoys MTM® Clear Aligner
MTM stands for Minor Tooth Movement, and the system works with a series of clear, removable aligners. These custom-fit trays place pressure on different parts of the teeth that show when you smile to correct common orthodontic issues. MTM is used for cases that require only minor tooth movement, so treatment can be completed in as little as three to six months.
The MTM® Clear Aligner is a good option for patients dealing with the following orthodontic issues in the front (anterior) teeth.
- Gapped teeth
- Crowded, overlapping teeth
- Midline discrepancy, when the top and bottom teeth do not line up properly
- Tipping, when the teeth appear to angle in or out of the gum line
- Teeth that have rotated
Benefits of Minor Tooth Movement
Enjoying proper dental alignment does more than just boost your self-confidence, though that is a significant benefit of orthodontic treatment. Straight teeth are also easier to clean, meaning they promote better oral and overall health, too. And because misaligned teeth place undue pressure on the jaw, orthodontic treatment can lead to better TMJ (temporomandibular joint) health.
Additional benefits of MTM® include:
- Faster treatment than both traditional braces and other clear braces solutions
- Discreet aligners are rarely recognized by others
- Aligners are removable, so no modifications to the diet are required
- Regular brushing and flossing is possible with removable aligners
Because the Minor Tooth Movement method is completed far faster than other orthodontic treatments, patients also spend less time visiting the dentist and thinking about their braces… and more time enjoying their straighter, more beautiful smiles.
Caring for the MTM® Clear Aligner
Maintaining the MTM® aligner is an important part of making sure the treatment is completed as quickly as possible. You should have the trays in your mouth at all times -- except for when you are eating, drinking hot beverages, and brushing and flossing. Rinse the aligners after removal, and brush and floss your teeth before reinserting them after meals. Clean your aligners with a mild soap at least once a day to prevent bacteria buildup.
Candidates for MTM® Clear Aligner
If you’re interested in finding out whether or not you’re a candidate for MTM®, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schaffeld. He’s the trusted provider of Minor Tooth Movement in Enterprise. Most patients are good candidates for the treatment -- people with minor orthodontic problems who are in good oral health can benefit from this accelerated orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Schaffeld and our staff warmly welcome patients from Enterprise, Wallowa, Lewis, and all surrounding communities. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today!