Clear Aligners

Cosmetic Orthodontics with Clear Aligners

Given the intricate relationship between your teeth and oral structures, many dental issues can have resounding impacts on several areas of your oral health. For instance, when your teeth aren’t properly aligned, they can affect the balance and pressure disbursement of your bite. This can lead to undue pressure on both your teeth and your jaws, leading to a host of continuously worsening issues and diminished bite function. Correcting tooth misalignment is therefore vital to your long-term oral health. Yet many patients hesitate to correct misalignment out of fear for how metal braces might affect their daily lives. To help patients overcome that worry and enjoy the benefits of a healthier, straighter smile, we offer a choice in cosmetic clear aligner systems (ClearCorrect® and MTM®) designed to fit most patients’ unique orthodontic needs.

ClearCorrect®

ClearCorrect® is a system of clear, custom-designed acrylic aligners that fit comfortably and discreetly over your teeth, remaining virtually invisible while in place. Unlike braces, which rely on brackets and wires to gradually realign crooked teeth, ClearCorrect® aligners systematically guide teeth through precise phases of movement. As you progress through treatment, each subsequent aligner continues the path of movement until your teeth are more properly aligned. Because the aligners are nearly invisible, they remain unnoticeable throughout the course of your treatment. They can also be temporarily removed so as not to interfere with your eating and teeth cleaning habits.

MTM® Clear Aligners

Like ClearCorrect®, MTM® (Minor Tooth Movement) aligners are designed to be more comfortable, more convenient, and virtually invisible compared to traditional braces. However, MTM® takes convenience a step further by completing treatment in a fraction of the time. MTM® aligners are designed to focus on the cosmetic aspects of your smile and realign teeth according to your smile’s optimal appearance. In many mild to moderate cases of tooth misalignment, faster treatment with MTM® aligners can significantly simplify smile improvement.

Straighten Teeth Discreetly with Clear Aligners

For many patients, hesitation about straightening their crooked teeth stems mainly from worry about how braces will look. With ClearCorrect® and MTM® clear aligners, that worry doesn’t have to be a factor. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Hillsview Dental in Rapid City, SD, today at 605-342-6652.