What alternative to braces are available for Mentor area patients?

Woman holding clear aligners

Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills is a dentist in the Mentor area who understands that patients are often turned off at the idea of traditional braces for addressing areas of malocclusion. Our team believes that alternatives to braces should be available, allowing patients to achieve a more attractive smile without the embarrassment or unsightly appearance of conventional orthodontics. This is why our team offers ClearCorrect, Invisalign, and Ortho-Tain solutions for teenagers and adults interested in improving the alignment of their dental arch and/or bite.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are two different brands of clear aligner tray therapy. This method uses a series of plastic aligners that are worn over the dental arch to slowly push the teeth into a more functional alignment. The trays are each worn for two weeks when they are changed to the next in the series. By the end of treatment, patients will be able to use the final aligner as a retainer and can enjoy the benefits of their compliance with their orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Michael Stern also provides patients with Ortho-Tain. This alternative to braces can be used for children as young as five years old with the overnight Nite-Guide® treatment. Permanent teeth can be gently aligned in order to correct problems such as crowding, spacing issues, rotation, overbites, under bites, and TMD.
All of our orthodontic alternatives are available to patients who are ready to make dramatic improvements in the appearance of their smile, as well as the function. We recommend patients come in for a consultation appointment and initial examination to see if they qualify for treatment, and then discuss the possibilities. Our practice also works with patients to determine payment solutions to make treatment an affordable solution for families on even the tightest of budgets.
Patients are fascinated to learn that they can not only improve their smile without braces but do so in a way that is fast, affordable, and effective. Dr. Michael Stern and his dedicated team of professionals at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills encourage patients to take the time to educate themselves further on alternatives to braces readily available in his practice—without requiring referral to an orthodontic specialist.

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