Minimal Tooth Movement could be the answer for a beautiful new smile in very little time.
If you could snap your fingers and have straight teeth, everyone would do it! Unfortunately, in order to correct crooked teeth, without changing the shape of the teeth by placing restorations on them, one has to undergo orthodontic therapy.
Conventional orthodontics, or braces, have been available for decades and usually require the patient to have brackets and wires placed on the teeth, which exert forces on the teeth allowing the teeth to move to the desired position.
Typical orthodontics can take between 18 and 24 months, however, thanks to technological advances, you can have straighter teeth in less time.
Invisalign is a series of individual clear removable retainers, or aligners that eliminates the need for conventional wires and brackets.
Using digital models and designs, a series of individual clear removable retainers exert the desired force on the teeth to create the movement. Worn 24 hours a day, except when you eat, brush and floss, Invisalign is about the same cost as conventional wires and brackets and has several advantages to old school braces. However, if you are one of those people who only require minor corrections for slightly crooked, rotated, or tipped teeth, there may be another solution.
MTM, or Minimal Tooth Movement, is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses the same digital technology as Invisalign, but because the moves are less drastic, the design and manufacture of the MTM trays are not as involved and cost less. On top of that, the MTM therapy can be completed in as little as three to six months.
Thanks to MTM you don’t have to wait years for a beautiful new smile, and with the help of Dr. Jack Ringer, an accredited fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, you can have an affordable grin that will boost your confidence and your self-esteem.
If you would like more information regarding MTM Minimal Tooth Movement, or any other cosmetic dental procedure, call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with Dr. Ringer today.