A Healthier, Straighter Smile with Invisalign® and MTM® Aligners
Many patients want a healthier, straighter smile, but are hesitant because of the appearance and discomfort of metal braces. However, patients can now achieve the results of orthodontia with virtually invisible aligner trays. Elite Dental Arts offers both Invisalign® and DENTSPLY MTM® treatment for patients in the Midtown Manhattan, New York-area. These orthodontic methods can properly align your teeth and bite for an optimal smile. Both of these techniques yield outstanding aesthetic results, and are typically gentler than traditional braces. To schedule an evaluation, contact our office today.
Invisalign®: Subtle Treatment with Dramatic Effects
Invisalign® is able to correct minor cosmetic issues as well as more serious cases of misalignment. The treatment uses a series of clear aligner trays that will shift your dental arches, moving your teeth into proper position. You will begin wearing a new tray from the series about every two weeks. Each tray will have a slightly different shape, exerting a continuous, gentle pressure on your teeth. You will wear the trays for a minimum of 22 hours a day, only taking them out for eating, brushing, and flossing.
Total treatment time typically takes an average of about a year for adults. However, the total time required will depend on the severity of issues being treated. If you want to quickly address cosmetic issues alone, you may qualify for Invisalign® Express. This process involves about five aligners, and treatment is typically completed in ten weeks.
Invisalign® is also appropriate for patients of all ages. We offer a special version of the treatment designed specifically for younger patients. Invisalign Teen® works like standard Invisalign®. However, it comes with six free trays to replace any that are lost. The aligners are also equipped with a dot that fades when worn properly, ensuring that teens will wear the trays for the necessary amount of time.
Whether you choose Invisalign® or MTM® Clear•Aligner treatment, you can enjoy significant benefits. Most noticeably, your custom-made trays will be virtually invisible.
MTM® Clear •Aligners for Quick Results
MTM® Clear•Aligner is another discreet orthodontic method, which is used to address lesser orthodontic issues. MTM® stands for Minor Tooth Movement. As the name suggests, the aligners can address minor problems such as slight gapping, crowding, and misaligned teeth, especially in the highly visible front teeth.
Dr. Nick M. Mobilia will provide a set of trays, custom-made for you. Like Invisalign®, MTM® Clear•Aligner trays will straighten your smile by placing a slight force on your teeth. However, because the treatment is designed specifically for minor concerns, you can achieve the desired results in as little as three to six months.
The Benefits of Invisalign® and MTM Treatment®
Whether you choose Invisalign® or MTM® Clear•Aligner treatment, you can enjoy significant benefits. Most noticeably, your custom-made trays will be virtually invisible. Made of clear, BPA- (bisphenal A) free plastic, they will blend with your teeth. This material is smooth and very comfortable, and your aligners will not irritate your lips or gums. Your orthodontic treatment can also be more convenient since you typically will have to make fewer trips to the dentist’s office than with traditional braces.
Most importantly, Invisalign® and MTM® Clear•Aligners are very effective. Not only will they improve the aesthetics of your smile, but they can also improve your overall oral health. Properly aligned teeth and jaws reduce your risk for decay, bruxism, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. In addition, when you wear your retainer after treatment, your results can last for years to come.
Contact Us for an Evaluation
We invite you to learn more about clear aligners and find out if you are a candidate for treatment. Contact Elite Dental Arts for more information.
“My overall experience with Dr Nick Mobilia and Elite Dental Arts was amazing. His facility is clean, welcoming and comfortable. Also, the entire staff is congenial, well-educated, highly skilled and enthusiastic about what they do.” Stephanie B