Minor Tooth Movement

Teeth Alignment Services in St. Cloud, MN

Do you have a few teeth that are slightly out of alignment? Are you uncomfortable with the idea of getting traditional braces as an adult? Do you want a straighter smile with low hassle?

MTM Clear Aligners may be for you. Our team at Friesz Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in St. Cloud, MN, uses MTM Clear Aligners to correct slight misalignments in teeth in a virtually undetectable way. Unlike traditional braces, MTM Clear Aligner uses clear, removable aligners to align your smile without the need for metal on your teeth. Each aligner is custom fabricated, per your doctor’s treatment plan to progressively advance your teeth into their ideal position, leaving you with a healthy and beautiful smile—all for just a fraction of the time and cost of many other aligner or bracket treatments, including clear braces and invisible braces.

Who should use MTM Clear Aligners?

Up to 50 percent of adult patients have some form of anterior misalignment that can easily and cost effectively be fixed with MTM Clear Aligners. This virtually undetectable alignment approach is best designed for minor misalignments, such as tooth crowding, gaps between teeth, and misaligned teeth.

This treatment is recommended for patients who have all their permanent teeth and can stay on track with the treatment plan’s use and care requirements. If you have more severe misalignments in your teeth, we may suggest alternative orthodontic care to provide you with the best treatment plan for your teeth.

How MTM Clear Aligners work

Throughout MTM Clear Aligner treatment, you’ll get a series of clear, comfortable, removable plastic aligners that gradually correct any tooth misalignments. You wear the aligners every day, taking them out only to eat, brush your teeth, or drink hot liquids. Once you’re done with the treatment, you may need to wear a nighttime retainer after treatment to maintain the improved position of your teeth.

Benefits of MTM Clear Aligners

There are a wide range of benefits that come with MTM Clear Aligner treatment as compared to traditional braces. While traditional braces and other orthodontic treatments may be necessary for more severe misalignments, clear aligners are designed to offer invisible, fast, and lasting corrections for more minor tooth alignment concerns. Some of the many benefits of using MTM Clear Aligners for correcting minor tooth alignments include:

  • Unobtrusive appearance: Made from colorless and clear plastic material, MTM Clear Aligner trays are almost completely invisible. This makes them a great option for adults who are uncomfortable with the idea of having metal braces. With clear aligners, patients feel free to smile widely, without self-consciousness about the appearance of their teeth.
  • Efficient treatment: MTM Clear Aligners can work very quickly to correct minor teeth misalignments, often straightening your teeth within only six to twelve months.
  • Hygiene and comfort: Unlike traditional braces, which stay attached to your teeth until your treatment is fully completed, you can remove MTM Clear Aligners to eat, brush your teeth, and floss without hassle. This makes eating more comfortable and promotes better oral hygiene without the need for specialized flossing tools or difficult brushing around wires.

Call today to learn more about tooth alignment options!