Alternatives to traditional orthodontics for adults: invisible braces in Willoughby Hills

Woman comparing clear aligners and metal braces

Teenagers and adults who want to improve the alignment of their smile may be faced with the undesirable option of metal bracket and wire braces. While traditional braces are best for patients with severe cases of overcrowding, malocclusion, and bite concerns, they are not the only option—especially for those who have mild to moderate problems. In cases such as these, Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills has alternatives for adults including invisible braces.
The term “invisible braces” encompasses many different solutions especially at the practice of Dr. Michael Stern. Invisible braces are an orthodontic solution that is much more discreet than traditional methods such as metal. This may include options such as Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and Ortho-Tain.
Invisalign and ClearCorrect are both tray aligner alternatives. Instead of using brackets and wires glued to the teeth to reposition them, Invisalign and ClearCorrect work by creating custom trays from impressions of the dental arch and making a series of trays, each one is worn for two weeks to move teeth slowly into a more desirable location within the dental arch. These invisible braces options are wonderful for patients who need solutions to their mild to moderate malocclusion.
Ortho-Tain works a little differently as it is only worn for a specific period of time and slips over the dental arch. It can reposition the teeth and is best for mild misalignment.
All these options are available through the practice of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills. Our team can work with individuals to find out which one is best for their specific dental situation. In very rare cases where severe misalignment or overcrowding is a concern, patients may be referred out to an orthodontic specialist for further evaluation.
If you want to take the time to learn about orthodontic alternatives such as Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and Ortho-Tain, contact Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills today. Our team is ready and willing to assist new and existing patients by educating them on the options available to them for repairing and realigning their smile for a more beautiful appearance and better function.

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