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Clear Braces Alternatives

At Westgate Family Dental we want our patients to not only have the best possible dental treatment options, but to have the best possible treatment! Have you ever looked in the mirror and evaluated your smile, a crooked tooth, a tooth that is slight rotated that drives you crazy? No one else might notice this little discrepancy but you do, and guess what, we can help.

You’ve heard of Inivisalign and Clear Correct clear braces, and these methods of straightening your teeth are viable and effective, but they are intended more for slightly complex or highly complex cases. What you might not have heard about is MTM Clear Aligner. Westgate Family Dental is now offering MTM, a clear alternative to clear braces, which is effective, affordable and specific to the shorter term and minor tooth adjustments. Those slightly rotated teeth can now be easily be fixed in the half the time of other clear braces options and there are no composite buttons that need to be placed on the teeth. MTM is a very simple, easy way to make minor adjustment to those teeth (tooth) that drive you crazy.

Benefits of MTM:

  • Virtually Undetectable
  • Surprisingly Affordable
  • Treatment in as little as 3-6 months

Having a gorgeous smile isn’t the only benefit of opting for MTM Clear Aligner. Improving tooth alignment means easier access to tooth surfaces and gums during your daily brushings, reducing the chance of unwanted tartar and plaque accumulation and cavities. With MTM Clear Aligner, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile!

Got Crowding?

facebook square smile logoFor all of you that have made it through life thus far, without ever having to contend with braces or crowded teeth, consider yourself lucky! For the rest of us, braces and crowded teeth are a way of life and without braces, the complications associated with crowded teeth creates more monsters than you can shake a stick at!

Fixing crowded teeth is not just for aesthetics it is also for your overall oral health. Crowded teeth have a tendency to cause copious oral health difficulties. Why is this? Well, to start with your mouth is a living breathing thing. You have live tissues that need circulation and blood flow in order to provide life to your bone and tooth structures, ligaments and nerves around your teeth. When this blood flow is disrupted by bacteria, destruction supervenes.

Crowded teeth can be the cause of plentiful dental issues basically because crowded teeth prohibit you from properly cleaning your teeth and gums. Bacteria accumulates around those crevices causing, decay and sometimes this is unforeseen decay because of the crowding as it can be masked on an x-ray and sometimes doesn’t become evident until it has turned into a grander problem.

In addition to the devastation crowded teeth causes to our teeth, there are also the gums to consider as well. Your gums are your life force and protective covering for your bone and teeth. If bacteria sits on your gums and is not cleaned properly over periods of time, that bacteria will begin to eat away at your gum tissue causing it to recede, which will then give way to the bone as bacteria will settle in and round the bone which holds your teeth into place, creating a myriad of issues, bone loss, periodontal disease, gum disease, tooth loss, tooth decay, bleeding, odor. You get the picture.

There are several options to fix rotated, and crowded teeth, the orthodontic approach is the most common, braces. And now there is Invisalign, which can simply fix these issues with clear retainer, minus the brackets and long term commitment. For simple cases, Invisalign is a great alternative and Dr. Yarbrough is now an Invisalign provider. During your next examination, ask us about Invisalign and see if you are candidate. In more extreme cases, we can elevate your care to an orthodontist to help fix severe crowding issues with traditional braces. Our goal is to keep you worry free from long term dental issues, because the older we get the worse the crowding will become and the harder it is treat. So don’t wait, all us today and schedule your Invisalign consultation!

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6700 West Gate Blvd
Suite 101 Austin
TX 78745