There are many adults out there who, for whatever reason, never received the orthodontic attention that they should have during their teenage years from an orthodontist. Many patients near the Willoughby Hills and Eastlake, OH area who associate with this issue can visit Dr. Michael Stern and his staff at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills looking for orthodontic alternatives. Many adults pursue alternatives because they are not eager to have metal braces at this stage of their life.
The great news is that Dr. Stern offers multiple orthodontic alternatives including Clear Connect and Ortho-Tain.
Clear Correct is a clear aligner system designed as an alternative to traditional braces to straighten teeth. Dr. Stern has been certified to offer this solution for anybody looking for straighter teeth. Clear Correct uses a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners designed to gradually shift a patient’s teeth into their correct positions. This results in a smile that will look new and revitalized.
The process could not be any simpler! Just schedule an appointment with Dr. Stern and when you come in, x-rays, photos and impressions of your teeth will be taken. Once Dr. Stern has confirmed that Clear Correct is the right solution for you, the impressions of your teeth will be sent into the Clear Correct lab, where your custom clear plastic aligner trays will be crafted using state of the art computer technology.
The Clear Correct system consists of 4 phases, each designed to last 3 weeks allowing for maximum control & flexibility. Once you receive your aligners, you are to wear them continuously (except when you are eating or drinking and brushing/flossing). After each phase, you will be able to see a noticeable difference as your teeth begin to align and once the final phase is done, you will have that beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Dr. Stern is also proud to offer the Ortho-Tain solution. Ortho-Tain appliances are the only FDA approved removable orthodontic appliance on the market which addresses both functional and aesthetic problems, resulting in a beautiful and healthy smile. The treatment treats issues including overbite, crowding, spacing, malocclusion, and more.
More than 2 million patients worldwide have become satisfied users of the Ortho-Tain solution. It encompasses many different systems within the larger Ortho-Tain solution such as:
- Ortho-T – A quick, affordable solution for straightening teeth without braces for patients of all ages
- Occlus-o-Guide – The preferred solution for children going through the transition from baby teeth to their permanent teeth
- Nite-Guide – Meant for early intervention in children between the ages of 5 and 7. An easy to wear appliance that will prevent the need for braces and other orthodontic treatment in later years.