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Straighter Teeth. No Braces.

There are plenty of adults out there in the world who wish they had straighter teeth, but at the same time, they can’t imagine facing the world every day with a mouthful of metal braces. Fortunately, Ridgepointe Dental is able to help those individuals in this exact predicament. We’re happy to offer two orthodontic options that are perfect for today’s working, sociable adult. With either MTM Clear Aligners or Six Month Smiles, we can help adult patients get the straighter smile they’ve always wanted in the most discreet way possible.

MTM Clear Aligner System

The Colony orthodontics lady fitting clear alignerWhat if we said that you could get your teeth straightened with a treatment that no one would notice? With the MTM Clear Aligner System, that’s exactly what we can do. Using a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners, the MTM system can gently straighten your teeth and help you maintain your daily appearance at the same time. In addition to being practically invisible, the aligners are also easily removable, meaning you’ll never have to worry about your treatment when eating or brushing your teeth.

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Invisalign Clear Aligners

Woman taking a selfieMany adults could benefit from orthodontic treatment -- and now, it’s possible to do so without having to put yourself through a year or more wearing metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners offer a subtle alternative to traditional orthodontia that can help you smile with true confidence. Good for crowded, gapped, or otherwise misaligned teeth, Invisalign has already helped so many of our patients achieve the smile of their dreams!

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Orthodontics- FAQs

woman putting on clear aligner

At Ridgepointe Dental, we are thrilled to help our patients achieve straighter, healthier smiles without the inconveniences of traditional braces. Whether you’re interested in the MTM Clear Aligner System, Invisalign Clear Aligners, or Six Month Smiles, Dr. Amos can help. Choosing how to best improve your smile is an important decision, so it’s natural to have some questions before you’re ready to invest in a treatment. We will go over all of your questions in person during your consultation, but in the meantime, here are some of the most common inquiries we get about orthodontics!

Am I Too Old To Straighten My Teeth?

While orthodontics is typically recommended for younger patients, there is actually no upper age limit! Adults can have their crooked, crowded, or spaced teeth reliably straightened using a variety of treatments that are designed to deliver results while also preserving their daily appearance.

Is It Really Worth the Effort to Straighten My Teeth?

Many adults ask themselves this question. They would love to straighten their teeth to achieve a more attractive and confident smile, but they just don’t know if it’s worth the time and expense. Looking past all of the research that shows how having a beautiful smile can help you both personally and professionally (and there is quite a bit of it!), undergoing orthodontic treatment can actually improve your long-term oral health as well.

When the teeth are crowded or improperly spaced, this often makes them much more difficult to clean while brushing and flossing, which increases a person’s risk for developing cavities. Plus, misaligned teeth could also mean a misaligned bite, which can cause chronic jaw pain and excessive tooth wear. Orthodontics can correct both of these issues, giving you a smile that doesn’t just look better, but feels better as well.

Are MTM Clear Aligners Just As Effective As Braces?

When it comes to correcting mild to moderate misalignments of the teeth, MTM clear aligners are just as effective as traditional metal braces. In addition to this, the treatment itself is practically invisible and allows a patient to retain their normal diet and brushing habits, so it becomes no wonder why more and more adults are choosing it over regular braces.

How Long Will My Orthodontic Treatment Take?

This really depends on the degree of misalignment in your teeth and bite, but with our MTM clear aligner and Six Month Smiles treatments, our patients are often able to see complete results in just a year or less (braces, on the other hand, usually take about two to four years). Both of these treatments can work much faster than traditional braces, but to get a better idea of what your particular timeline will be like, we recommend that you come in for a consultation with your dentist in The Colony.

Do Adult Clear Aligner Treatments Cost More Than Traditional Braces?

In most cases, our treatments actually cost the same or even less than a regular braces treatment.

Will My Dental Insurance Cover My Orthodontic Treatment?

This really depends on the benefits of your particular plan, as some have coverage for orthodontics while others do not. We’re happy to go over your plan with you, and if you do indeed have coverage, we’ll do everything we can to maximize your benefits to help you save as much as you can.

Will Getting My Teeth Straightened As An Adult Hurt?

While your teeth and gums might feel a little tender right after you’ve started a treatment or had it adjusted, overall, no. After just a few days, most patients are able to adapt to their orthodontic appliance to where they don’t even notice it.

Did we answer all of your orthodontic questions? If you have any more, or if you’re ready to schedule an appointment and start getting a straighter smile, give us a call today.