Straightening Teeth Without Metal Braces

straighten teeth without metal bracesYour dentist can correct the alignment of your teeth without resorting to unsightly metal braces. MTM Clear Aligners can provide discreet, effective teeth straightening for patients who are uncomfortable with the idea of wearing metal braces. The aligners are constructed with a clear acrylic material, so that they are nearly undetectable. They can be removed whenever you need to eat, or clean your teeth, so that they also have minimal effect on your diet, or your oral hygiene. It is important to note that correcting misaligned teeth can provide more than just esthetic benefits.

Aligners Versus Braces

Braces use a bracket-and-wire system to correct the positioning of your teeth. A bracket is fastened to each tooth, with a wire connecting each bracket. Over time, the wire pulls the teeth into alignment. MTM Clear Aligners are a series of oral inserts that gradually reposition your teeth. Aligners are typically recommended for mild to moderate cosmetic realignments. Because aligners can be removed as needed, it is easier for you to clean your teeth, and to keep your aligners clean. MTM Clear Aligners are specially constructed to treat esthetic misalignment, and can often fix a crooked smile in less time than braces.

Straight Teeth Provide More Than Just Cosmetic Benefits

The esthetic benefits can be enough to motivate people to seek realignment, but there are many benefits to having straighter teeth. Misaligned teeth can have more hard-to-reach areas that are difficult to keep adequately clean. These areas can be more likely to develop cavities, and require treatment. Having uneven teeth can also affect your bite, and the way you talk. The uncomfortable adjustments you make to accommodate crooked teeth can lead to TMJ issues, which can cause a variety of discomforts.


With decades of professional dental care experience, native of Kansas City, Robert M Browne, DDS is proud to provide general, cosmetic, restorative, and prosthetic care to patients from Prairie Village and surrounding communities. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.