Why Clear Aligners?

If you have been considering getting braces but just don’t look forward to the idea of wearing metal braces, we have a discrete option available for you called MTM® Clear*Aligners. Impressions are made of your mouth and a series of clear aligners are fabricated that are custom-fitted to your mouth. This product is essentially invisible and not only is it popular among young adults, but also older people who just can’t see themselves wearing braces to straighten their teeth.

What Is the Procedure For Clear Aligners?

Impressions are taken of your teeth and sent to our lab with a Prescription of what we would like to achieve. Within two weeks, we receive a series of trays that are delivered to our patient. The process is quick simple. We deliver a tray on the first day and you wear it for approximately two weeks. Then we have you come in to make sure the teeth are “tracking” well in the trays. Then approximately every two weeks a new tray is put in and worn approximately 22 hours a day to move the teeth gradually and gently into the desired position.

What Is the Advantage of Clear Aligners?

The nice thing about this process, is that you can have straighter teeth without metal braces in practically the same amount of time. In addition, you can remove them to eat or speak in intimate situations, plus you can remove them to clean your teeth easily. Be sure to brush the aligners with a toothbrush. You can use a denture cleaner to clean your aligners and soak them periodically so they don’t collect debris.

Removing the aligners if you drink coffee is a good idea to avoid staining. Keep the aligners out of heat and put them in the retainer box when not wearing them to avoid them getting lost or bent.

Be sure to contact Dr. James R. Donley at Lumbertown Dental Wellness in North Muskegon, Michigan to schedule your consultation regarding clear aligners for orthodontics.