For adults in the Mentor area, alternatives to braces are available at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills

Woman putting in clear aligners

Mentor area dentist, Dr. Michael Stern, is proud to offer alternatives to conventional braces for children, teenagers, and adults. The idea of conventional orthodontics using metal brackets and wires to cover the smile throughout treatment is often the main reason why many patients choose not to realign their bite or dental arch for aesthetic or functional purposes. Our team takes the time to educate potential and existing patients on the advantages of alternatives such as ClearCorrect, Invisalign, and Ortho-Tain.
The first option is that of aligner therapy. ClearCorrect and Invisalign are two popular brands of aligner therapy and can be used for mild to moderate adjustment of the bite and dental arch. This method of treatment is relatively fast with most patients seeing improvement in less than a year. Patients with more severe cases of misalignment are encouraged to speak with an orthodontist who may have better solutions for addressing problems aligner therapy cannot. Aligner therapy uses series of trays that are custom-made and worn two weeks each. Patients progress through the trays and see gradual enhancement. The final tray can be worn at night after treatment is completed as a retainer.
Another alternative to braces for adults is that of Ortho-Tain. Ortho-Tain is actually an orthodontic appliance that can help straighten teeth. It is worn for a certain period of time each day and can help in correcting alignment for children as young as five years old. This treatment is also a fraction of the cost of Invisalign and ClearCorrect making it an affordable way for patients on a budget to enhance their smile.
If you reside in or around the community of Mentor and are interested in visiting with Dr. Michael Stern regarding Invisalign, ClearCorrect, or Ortho-Tain orthodontic treatments, contact Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills today and book a consultation visit with our team of professionals. We encourage patients to find out how treatment with a dentist they already know and trust can be just as effective and affordable as solutions through a conventional orthodontic specialist. We have already built the trust between patient and dentist and want to maintain this relationship with existing patients, while also establishing this same benefit with new families in our practice.

Success Stories

I have been going to Dr Stern for at least 10 years and have to say he treats his patients like royalty! It has always been a pleasurable experience and he has the latest and greatest technology for various procedures. Going to the dentist needs to be a great experience and I’d consider going here a must! It’s always a bonus when you get a perfect report on your teeth too:)

~ Dawn Semancik