Common Questions About MTM®
What does Minor Tooth Movement mean?
Minor Tooth Movement means that MTM® aligners take a less comprehensive approach to tooth realignment than traditional orthodontic braces and aligners. Rather than shifting all of your teeth, MTM® focuses on the most visible upper and lower teeth at the front of your smile. By ensuring proper alignment of these teeth, MTM® ensures a more symmetrical and attractive smile while minimizing the amount of tooth movement necessary.
Is treatment really as short as 3-6 months?
Yes! Realigning your front, visible teeth isn’t as complex as realigning all of the teeth on your upper and lower dental ridges. Therefore, successfully correcting your smile with MTM® aligners can be achieved in only 3-6 months, rather than the 12-24 months that other options require.
How do I know if MTM® will work for me?
While the unique esthetic focus of MTM® aligners means treatment is faster and more convenient, it also means that the clear aligners are best suited for patients with mild to moderate cases of malocclusion. If you have more significant tooth misalignment, than you may require a more comprehensive solution, such as Invisalign® aligners or traditional orthodontic braces. We can help you ensure that MTM® is a good fit before recommending it by performing a thorough examination to diagnose the extent of your malocclusion.
Get All the Answers About MTM® Treatment
If you still have questions, then speak with us about MTM® clear aligners during your next dental visit. Or, schedule an MTM® consultation by calling our office today at (913) 901-8585. Located on the south west corner of 75th and State Line at the Crossroads of Prairie Village, Waldo, Brookside, Mission Hills , Leawood and Overland Park, we’re just minutes from I-435 and State Line, as well as I-35 and 75th Street.