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MTM Clear Aligners vs Braces 

September 10, 2019 | Blog

Teeth straightening is a rough time in many teenagers’ lives, especially since this traditionally happens during their middle and high school years. However, some people do this process later in life, and it’s important to be able to feel confident in your body and smile.

Because of the age stereotype associated with braces mentioned above, MTM Clear Aligners are the up-and-coming invisible teeth aligners with all the same benefits as traditional, metal braces.

MTM Clear Aligners

The main difference between MTM Clear Aligners and braces is that they can be taken out for daily tasks – like when you eat a meal, brush your teeth or floss. However, to be effective, they should be in your mouth for at least 22 hours of the day. While braces use metal to realign your teeth, clear aligners use smooth plastic, leaving your mouth more comfortable during this process. In extreme orthodontic situations, and for people who feel like they can’t be trusted to leave them in constantly, clear aligners are not always an option.

Traditional Braces

With braces, you have limitations. You can’t eat certain foods, you have to brush carefully and effectively, and they are very noticeable. When clear aligners are worn properly, results can be seen in as little as 3-6 months, and they cost a fraction of the price because they are cheaper to make.

So, if you think clear aligners seem like the best option for you. Then make sure to follow these guidelines to achieve the best results:

• Cleaning aligners frequently
• Avoiding hot liquids
• Not chewing gum
• Establishing good oral health habits
• Wearing your aligners as much as possible

By following the guidelines associated with clear aligners, they can fix problems such as space gaps and crowding, alignment issues, and tooth rotation. If you think clear aligners are a good fit for you, consult a specialist here at Gulf Coast Dental to see a model of how the aligners will fit and what they can do for your smile!

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