Matthew David McNutt, DDS, MS, PA
Orthodontics for Children, Teens & Adults


Dr. McNutt Awarded The Highest Clinical Outcome
Score In North America For Invisalign Teen

Every two years Invisalign selects four top doctors in all of North America for clinical excellence and invites them to present to an audience of over 3,600 orthodontists and staff from around the world. In 2016 Dr. McNutt was awarded this honor and earned the highest scores for Invisalign Teen in all of North America. In order to be considered for this award an orthodontist must submit their clinical work for evaluation, and it is peer reviewed blindly by orthodontists based on measures of case difficulty, treatment planning & execution, diagnostic records and treatment results. Dr. McNutt chose to submit to this evaluation to see how his outcomes stack up against the best of the best. Dr. McNutt was truly honored and humbled to speak to such a large audience of his colleagues from around the world.

To watch a video of his presentation click here.

Dr. Matthew McNutt is a Certified Invisalign Orthodontist For Teens & Adults


Invisalign Braces Orthodontic TreatmentInvisalign® is high tech alternative to braces and is a great treatment option for adult professionals and teens with active and athletic lifestyles. Dr. McNutt often repeats this phrase to his staff. “We are only as good as the work we are doing right now.” Establishing clinical excellence is one thing, maintaining it is another. In order to stay current, an orthodontist must be dedicated to life long learning. Operating a premiere Invisalign Treatment Center requires careful study of the Invisalign system.Click here for Dr. McNutt’s Invisalign Continuing Education Record.

Parents and teens, click here to visit our Teen Invisalign page.

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If you have ever been told that Invisalign won’t work for you, think again.

Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. Teeth are carefully moved in small steps over time by wearing a series of removable clear aligners. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. McNutt has planned out using a computer generated 3-D version of your teeth. Aligners are generally worn for 18-22 hours per day and you simply slip a new set of aligners over your teeth approximately every two weeks. Many patients have told Dr. McNutt that most people don’t even notice that they are wearing aligners and straightening their teeth!

Do you have to make goopy impressions or molds of my teeth?

The answer is no! Goopy Molds of Your Teeth Are Out! Our New 3-D Tooth Scanner is In! We can scan your teeth comfortably in minutes instead. With the iTero scanner for Invisalign we can quickly create a 3-D model of your teeth before, during and after treatment! To learn more about how this technology is improving the fit of Invisalign aligners and making patients happy, click here.

What are Aligners made of and how do they straighten teeth?

The virtually invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material uniquelydeveloped Align Technologies, look similar to teeth-whitening trays. Each aligner will make slight adjustments to tooth position, a process that is mapped out in advance by Dr. McNutt on your 3-D virtual treatment plan. When the aligners are placed on the teeth, they cause the teeth to gradually shift from their current position. The technology is so precise that Dr. McNutt not only controls the force, but also the timing of the force application. During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. Which each successive set of aligners, you get closer and closer to the smile you have always wanted.

Who is a good candidate for Invisalign
and is it as effective as braces?

At the new patient consultation, Dr. McNutt carefully evaluates each patient and will advise which treatment options are best. Not every patient is a good fit for Invisalign and sometimes braces will have a definite clinical advantage. However, there are certain clinical situations where Dr. McNutt clearly prefers Invisalign over braces. Depending on a patient’s individual situation, there are three possible answers to the question, “Invisalign, is it as effective as braces?”

1) Equally as effective, in which case Dr. McNutt
will leave it up to the patient to decide.
2) Braces have a definite clinical advantage, in which case Dr. McNutt
may let the patient know that Invisalign is not an option.
3) Invisalign has a definite clinical advantage, in which case
Dr. McNutt will advise the patient he prefers Invisalign.

Why is Invisalign an attractive option for many patients?

Invisalign aligners are comfortable, convenient and virtually invisible. No one may even notice that you’re wearing them, making Invisalign a seamless fit with your lifestyle. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. That means you have the flexibility to remove your aligners to eat and drink what you want during treatment. There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth. Appointments with Dr. McNutt are generally shorter and repairs are less common.

Another attractive reason to consider Invisalign is that patients are able to brush and floss as normal. One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. For teens who may have difficulty maintaining good oral hygiene with braces, which is considerably more difficult, Invisalign Teen may be the preferred treatment option.

Invisalign Testimonial from MLS and Railhawks Soccer Star Sean O’Conner

 I am so grateful that I ended up coming to Dr. McNutt to straighten my teeth. I didn’t know a lot about my options, and he was incredibly helpful and honest right from the start. I just got the feeling that he was a good person, and I was right. I am so happy with my treatment, and I was surprised that it did not affect soccer at all. I even played games for the Railhawks with my Invisalign trays in. Thanks to you, I have the smile I’ve always wanted! God Bless,

To learn more about Sean O’Conner’s private goal keeper camps, click here.


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