If you or your children have crooked teeth, it may be wise to invest in orthodontics in Sterling, Virginia. Braces can ensure your child’s smile is restored and looking beautiful once again. Pal Dental Group has a skilled orthodontist who comes in three times a month to treat patients, and is looking forward to consulting with you on the best treatment options right for you. Dr. Pal and associates offer braces for both children and adults, as well as care following orthodontics, which involves wearing a retainer. The newest development in orthodontic treatment we offer is Invisalign®.
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Pal Dental Group now offers MTM® Clear Aligner!
Over the years, orthodontic technology has advanced to the point where doctors no long need to use braces to straighten teeth or correct smiles. While deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment still requires careful consideration, our orthodontist can help make your treatment a little easier with MTM® Clear Aligners, distributed by Dentsply Sirona. To help you decide if this treatment option is right for you, we invite you to read through the following information:
Q: Who is Dentsply Sirona?
A: Dentsply Sirona is the largest manufacturer for dental appliances and technology in the world. Our brands are highly trusted and have enabled dental professionals everywhere to provide their patients with safer, better, faster, and more efficient care for more than 100 years. Every day, our products make a difference for over six million dental patients by helping them regain their ability to eat, speak, and smile with great confidence. Learn more about Dentsply Sirona
Q: What does MTM stand for?
A: MTM stands for “minor tooth movement.” The MTM® Clear Aligner is often recommended when either the upper teeth, lower teeth, or both only require minimal corrective movement. The treatment involves a series of removable, clear, and comfortable aligners that quickly move your teeth into place and improve your smile.
Q: What is the difference between clear braces, invisible braces, lingual braces, and MTM® Clear Aligner?
A: Invisible braces is often used to refer to both clear braces or lingual braces. Clear braces are very similar to traditional metal braces, but their brackets are clear and made to blend in more with your teeth. Lingual braces are placed on the back of your teeth instead of on the front; this makes them less visible to others. Both lingual and clear braces are attached to your teeth, like traditional braces. MTM® Clear Aligner, however, is removable, much like a retainer. This makes it easier to continue regular dental hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing.
Q: How clear are the aligners?
A: The MTM® Clear Aligner is made with a plastic that is designed for “contact clarity”, which means that each aligner is almost completely invisible when being worn. We only use high-quality materials to produce a virtually undetectable treatment option for those who want to straighten their smile.
Q: Are the aligners comfortable?
A: Each MTM® Clear Aligner is custom-made to fit your unique smile. At first, the aligners may feel a little weird, but most people hardly notice them after a day or two.
Q: How long does the MTM® Clear Aligner treatment take?
A: Because each person is different, your treatment time may vary from others. However, because the MTM® Clear Aligner treats only minimal movement, you can typically complete your treatment is as little as 3 or 6 months.
Q: Will I have to wear a retainer after my treatment is complete?
A: Yes. As with any orthodontic corrective treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from moving back into their uneven positions. There are several retainer options available, and our orthodontist can help you know which one is best for you.
Q: Is MTM® Clear Aligner recommended for all ages?
A: the MTM® Clear Aligner is most often recommend for patients who have all of their permanent teeth, including their second molars. Patients also need to be able to correctly follow the treatment guidelines and care requirements.
Q: How long has MTM® Clear Aligner been around?
A: This unique teeth-straightening system is based on a proprietary system that an orthodontist developed more than 10 years ago. Ever since this system was developed, dental professionals have been using MTM® Clear Aligner to successfully treat patients without using traditional braces.
Q: How does the price compare to other orthodontic treatments?
A: Each treatment is different, which means that each treatment cost will vary. However, MTM® Clear Aligner usually costs less than more traditional orthodontic treatments, such as traditional or clear braces. When you visit Pal Dental Group, we can evaluate your treatment options and costs to help you know which treatment is right for you.
Q: Are there any health benefits related to the MTM® Clear Aligner treatment?
A: Straightening your teeth with MTM® Clear Aligner can help improve your oral health. It will be easier to practice dental hygiene, and it can help keep your gums healthier. Crooked and misaligned teeth make it more difficult to brush and floss every part of each tooth, which makes you more susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems.
Q: How do I know if MTM® Clear Aligner is right for me?
A: Our orthodontist, Dr. Donna Chang, is trained in treating patients with MTM® Clear Aligner. Because she knows the ins and outs of this procedure, she can evaluate your oral health and help you know if this treatment is right for you.
For more information about how you can improve your smile with MTM® Clear Aligner in Sterling, Virginia, we welcome you to call our practice today at 703-774-9699 and talk with a member of our team. We are always happy to help!