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The Benefits of MTM® Aligners

benefits of MTM alignersMTM stands for Minor Tooth Movement, which describes the essence of MTM® Clear Aligners. Unlike traditional orthodontic braces or many other clear braces systems, MTM aligners focus on correcting the cosmetic aspects of a misaligned smile. By approaching your treatment from a cosmetic point of view, MTM clear aligners offer a number of benefits, including a significantly shorter treatment time than other systems. By utilizing removable aligners instead of semi-permanent brackets and wires, the system also makes it easier to eat your favorite foods and keep your teeth clean every day.

Why Choose MTM® Clear Aligners?

No One Can See Them

As their name suggests, MTM clear aligners are virtually invisible. Made from clear acrylic, the aligners are thin and form-fitting so you do not have to maneuver your lips around them when you speak. For patients who hesitate to correct crooked teeth because of the appearance of metal braces, MTM aligners can help them finally enjoy the straighter smiles they’ve been avoiding.

You Can Remove Them to Eat & Clean Your Teeth

Daily life can also be affected by conventional braces. The brackets are bonded to your teeth and the wires cannot be removed, so every meal must be consumed with caution and brushing your teeth can become more complicated. Since MTM consists of removable aligners, you can simply take them off before eating or before brushing and flossing your teeth.

You Don’t Have to Wear Them as Long as Braces

Usually, orthodontic braces must be worn for up to two years, and some clear braces systems may take almost as long. The difference with MTM aligners and their cosmetic approach is that your teeth can be straighter in as little as six months. Even though they are invisible, the shorter treatment time can help you feel more confident, knowing that your aligners can improve your smile in a matter of months, instead of years.


Jessica Lawson, DDS, and her caring, compassionate family dentistry professionals proudly serve patients of all ages from Urbandale, IA, as well as Johnston, Grimes, Waukee, and all surrounding communities. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, you can call the Lawson Family Dentistry office today at (515) 278-4366.

Do You Have An Uneven Smile?

Dr. Lawson and our team want to help you enjoy a more even and healthy smile. To learn more about our clear and esthetically-pleasing orthodontic solutions, schedule a consultation by:

calling our dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.

We also serve residents of Waukee, Grimes, Johnston, and Clive, IA.

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