Clear Aligner Orthodontics: Invisalign/MTM/Perfect Finish
Invisalign is a form of orthodontic treatment that works to correct many different types of malocclusions through the use of a series of clear plastic trays called aligners. In many cases it provides an excellent treatment alternative to having traditional orthodontic braces and metal wires. Your doctor will talk with you about your concerns and if Invisalign is an appropriate treatment option for your case.
Invisalign utilizes 3-D computer imaging technology to correct problematic bites or malocclusions by planning a complete sequence of custom-made clear aligners. This series of clear aligners, each of which is worn for a couple of weeks, incrementally move your teeth into place until the final desired corrections are reached.
The advantage and appeal of Invisalign appliances is that they are more cosmetic and more comfortable than most other orthodontic appliances. With Invisalign appliances orthodontic treatment is practically “invisible” as compared to traditional orthodontic brackets and wires.
MTM (Minor Tooth Movement) and Perfect Finish are two more clear aligner systems that your doctor can utilize to achieve the smile you want. These systems are intended for patients that only have 1-3 front teeth that need to be corrected. Many times this is a great option for patients that have previously had orthodontics and unfortunately developed relapse of a few teeth years later. These systems can bring back a straight smile in usually just a few months.