Dental technology has evolved in the last decade or so, with one facet being in the orthodontics specialty, with a new teeth-correcting appliance called MTM® or Clear Aligner Orthodontics, which Westwood Dental is proud to use. This state-of-the-art technology uses incremental transparent aligners to adjust teeth back to their original position. Because, it is nearly invisible, no one can see how it helps to correct slight misalignments that include gaps or crowding, leaving you with a beautiful and healthy-looking smile.

Clear Aligner Orthodontics is surprisingly affordable, with results in much less time than traditional braces, without the less-than-attractive metal brackets. The typical timeframe of clear aligner orthodontics can take 3-6 months, depending on your situation. The cost is also reduced, due to the material used, and is less time-consuming. When you contact our office, Dr. Shelly Galvin will explain the technology and determine whether it’s right for you.

Properly aligned teeth are not just for appearance, but are important to the health of your gums, as well as to prevent more serious health problems from surfacing. Misaligned teeth can lead to jaw stress and unnecessary wear of the enamel, which can affect the health of your teeth and the supporting bone.

Some questions patients may ask about Clear Aligner Orthodontics include:

  • How clear are the aligners?
  • What does the MTM Clear Aligner mean?
  • Are the aligners comfortable?
  • How long do I have to wear the aligners daily?
  • Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment?
  • How long has Clear Aligners Orthodontics been around?

To answer these questions, it’s best to talk with the dentist, since she can ascertain your unique situation and suggest recommendations based on your dental health. Please contact our office to learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly staff. We look forward to restoring your smile!