Which invisible braces options are available for patients in the area of Willoughby Hills?

Woman putting in clear aligners

At the practice of Dr. Michael Stern, patients can enjoy a wide range of cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry procedures. Many patients in the Willoughby Hills area are unaware that they are able to enjoy orthodontic services as well.
Orthodontics focuses on the alignment of the bite and the teeth. Not only is this important for aesthetics, but it can also reduce problems associated with poor bite alignment (such as TMJ and TMD) and oral health. When patients are considering realigning their teeth, they may be fearful of dealing with metal bracket and wire braces. Thanks to continued advances in cosmetic dentistry, patients can now achieve better alignment without metal. Instead, Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills encourages patients to learn about orthodontic alternatives, including clear braces.
Orthodontic alternatives are solutions to misaligned teeth that do not use traditional brackets and wires. Instead, these alternatives are more discreet. Some use specific oral appliances worn only for a certain time of the day while others encourage patients to wear clear aligner trays to adjust alignment. Dr. Michael Stern offers several “invisible braces” solutions including Invisalign, Clear Correct, and Ortho-Tain. All of these options are considered “clear braces” and they work in the same manner. They utilize aligner trays that are made of high quality, clear acrylics and snap over the dental arch to reposition the teeth. They can be removed for dental hygiene, eating, and drinking, but should be worn at all times necessary to see effective results. Patients who consider Invisalign, Clear Correct, or Ortho-Tain must be appropriate candidates with mild to moderate bite or tooth misalignment and an overall healthy smile. Patients with severe misalignment, malocclusion, or overcrowding may benefit more from visiting a traditional orthodontist.
If you are considering invisible braces as an alternative to the metal brackets and wires often used in orthodontia, contact the team of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills to book a consultation visit and learn more about the advantages of a beautiful, better-aligned smile and bite.

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