What methods of orthodontic treatment are available through our practice for Wickliffe area patients?

Braces vs. clear aligners

Orthodontic treatment is one of the most effective ways for Wickliffe area patients to address misalignment of the dental arch and/or the bite. Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills is a dentist who offers comprehensive care for patients who are ready to tackle an imperfect smile with orthodontia.
Orthodontic treatment often brings to mind metal brackets and wires covering the smile, which can have a negative connotation to many patients in the Wickliffe community considering straightening their smiles. This is why the team of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills encourages patients to consider alternative solutions that are readily available. Dr. Michael Stern and his team offer Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and Ortho-Tain.
Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and Ortho-Tain are all clear aligner therapies that can help gently reposition the teeth using professional-grade plastic trays. These trays are custom-made to fit over the dental arch. When worn as directed, patients can slowly improve the alignment of their teeth without the use of traditional braces. This makes them an ideal solution for adult patients who are concerned about treatment while working in highly visible positions or for teenagers who are still struggling with their own self-confidence in today’s world. These three methods all have their own benefits and disadvantages, so patients are welcome to contact the team of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills to determine which option is most appropriate for their specific needs.
Patients must speak with a representative in our practice to determine if they are appropriate candidates for our orthodontic alternatives. Patients with severe cases of malocclusion may still need to be referred to an orthodontist, a specialist that deals with the alignment of the natural teeth. However, whenever possible, our team will step forward and provide patients with effective solutions right in our dental practice.
If you live in or around the Wickliffe community and are ready to learn about repairing misalignment of the dental arch and bite for cosmetic or functional purposes, contact Dr. Michael Stern and his team of professionals today. We offer a state-of-the-art facility with friendly, competent staff ready and willing to assist individuals of all ages with their oral health concerns. Call Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills today to book a consultation visit.

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