Invisible Braces in Brown Deer, WI
Many adults live with minor alignment problems because they can’t be bothered with the time-consuming process of orthodontic treatment. But even slight crowding or misalignment can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance, causing you to conceal your smile or avoid social situations altogether.
At Lakeside Dental, we offer MTM (Minor Tooth Movement) clear plastic aligner trays, the perfect solution for adults who want to correct misalignment of the teeth that show when they smile. You don’t have to worry about the inconvenience of brackets and wires on your teeth or years of treatment. With MTM aligners, the process is fast, discreet, and produces remarkable results in as little as six months.
Correcting mildly misaligned teeth isn’t just good for esthetics. Teeth that are crowded and misaligned are difficult to clean properly, which can lead to oral health problems like decay and gum disease.
How MTM Aligners Work
Treatment with MTM aligners starts with a visit to our Brown Deer dental office for a consultation with Dr. Knutsen. He will discuss your needs, then take digital images and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to develop your customized treatment plan.
Several series of clear plastic aligner trays are fabricated for you at a dental lab, then returned to our office. When they are ready, we will make an appointment for you to come in so we can check the aligners for fit and explain how to use them.
Instructions for using your aligners are pretty straightforward. Wear them every day for two weeks for at least 22 hours daily. This is good news because it means that you can remove the aligners when eating, brushing and flossing, or for special occasions. Just remember that the longer you wear them every day, the sooner you will finish treatment.
Each set of aligners is meant to be worn for two weeks. When you start wearing your first set, they will feel very snug at first. As the week progresses, however, you will gradually notice them getting a little looser – this is a sign that your teeth are starting to move as planned! We repeat this process until we have achieved the desired results, which usually takes about six months.
Would You Like to Learn More?
If you’ve put orthodontic treatment on the back burner thinking that it just isn’t worth the hassle, please call our Brown Deer, WI office. We have seen some tremendous advancements in dentistry in recent years, and you may be pleasantly surprised to find that options exist that you haven't considered!
We will be happy to arrange a commitment-free consultation with Dr. Knutsen so we can review your needs and help you decide if invisible braces are the right choice for you.