Do you have an uneven smile? Did you at one time wear braces, but your teeth have since shifted? Then we can help! We have an orthodontic treatment option that can correct minor misalignment, often in as little as three to six months. Are MTM® Clear Aligners right for your uneven smile?
Frequently Asked Questions About MTM® Clear Aligners
Question: Who qualifies for treatment?
Answer: We look for patients with more minor cases of misalignment. We will carefully examine your smile to assess your candidacy and see if this is the best choice for correcting your misalignment.
Question: How do you create the aligners?
Answer: We take detailed digital impressions of your smile using an intraoral camera and digital x-ray. We send these materials to a special lab where experts use them to design and create your aligners. Once complete, you return to the office so we can give you the completed aligners and detailed instructions for wearing them properly, as well as their care and maintenance.
Question: What does treatment involve?
Answer: Each day, you wear the aligners between 20 and 23 hours. About every two weeks, you upgrade to a new set. The amount of time the treatment takes will vary and depend on the cause and extent of your misalignment. However, in most cases full treatment takes three to six months.
Question: What benefits do they offer over braces?
Answer: First, they are barely visible when worn, which makes them preferable for adults and teens. They also fit comfortably and help patients avoid the gum and cheek irritation so common with metal braces. They can be removed before meals or when you brush and floss as well. If you have any questions about them, or if you would like to see if they are right for you, then contact our team today.
Do You Need Clear Aligners?
Dr. Lawson and our team can create custom-made aligners to address your misalignment often in only a few months. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.