If you have Minimal Tooth Movement, you could qualify for MTM®. MTM® is the remarkable method of straightening teeth without the use of conventional wires and brackets.
Dr. Jack Ringer, past president and accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has been trained and is licensed to fit you or a member of your family with a series of clear plastic aligners known as MTM®.
Wearing old school braces can be uncomfortable. Conventional wires and brackets can also be dangerous, especially if you or your family members are active or involved in sports.
Headaches and Jaw Pain
One of the most common side effects when it comes to braces is pain. During regular appointments, the dentist or orthodontist needs to tighten the wires and brackets, which will add tension. Although the tightening helps with the alignment, it puts a huge amount of pressure on both the face and the mouth.
According to the American Dental Association, people who wear braces will experience sores inside the mouth as it takes time for your cheeks and lips to adjust. Rubbing the mouth tissue against your braces can cause pain, sores, abrasions, and bleeding.
Although metal bracket damage to the molars and teeth is rare, the wire that binds them together can actually break. People who wear conventional braces need to avoid certain foods such as candy, nuts, chicken wings, spare ribs, and pop corn. Broken wires can also poke and scrape your mouth causing cuts and bleeding.
Orthodontists will take x-rays periodically to make sure that the treatment goes according to plan. Root resorption will also be checked, as there may be some small changes in the length of the roots that occur while wearing the braces. This can occur if the orthodontic treatment has been extended.
If you follow Dr. Ringer’s blog, you will know that wearing conventional braces can cause plaque buildup, discoloration, tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease, as it is next to impossible to brush or floss under the wires and brackets.
Conventional wires and brackets have changed over the years, but can still cause problems. The Minimal Tooth Movement procedure can eliminate the problems caused by braces, as it is a series of clear plastic aligners that are taken out when eating, brushing, and flossing.
If you would like more information regarding MTM®, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Ringer from Dental Cosmetics who can determine if you are a good candidate for the Minimal Tooth Movement treatment.