Straighten Your Teeth With Confidence
Millions of people would like to have straighter, healthier smiles. The problem is that traditional orthodontic treatment involves the outdated solution of placing metal brackets and wires onto teeth. In our image-conscious society, this form of treatment is not desirable, even for adults. At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, we provide alternatives to conventional orthodontic treatment that produce satisfying results for people of all ages.
The ClearCorrect Difference
ClearCorrect is the clear choice for most teens and adults seeking non-metal options for orthodontic treatment. We are excited to offer the ClearCorrect system which is comfortable, effective, and, most of all, discreet. Using ClearCorrect, you can experience your most attractive smile without the need for cumbersome metal braces.
The ClearCorrect process is simple, beginning with a consultation and evaluation that includes x-rays, photos, and impressions. If ClearCorrect is chosen as the most suitable orthodontic treatment for you, a prescription is sent along with molds of your teeth to a ClearCorrect laboratory, where your clear, plastic aligner trays will be computer designed and crafted. One of the benefits of this particular system is that you are sent a set of aligners made to fit your teeth as they currently sit. This allows you to get used to wearing aligners before dealing with the added pressure to move teeth.
ClearCorrect aligners are worn at all times and only removed for eating and oral hygiene. You will periodically visit our Willoughby Hills office for progress checks and the placement of new aligners. These visits are quick and painless, especially when compared to the lengthy orthodontic visits required to change and tighten conventional orthodontic wires.
Removable Orthodontics, The Ortho-Tain® Difference
Dr. Earl Bergensen, orthodontist and founder of removable orthodontic treatment Ortho-Tain and Leslie Stevens, a long-time Ortho-Tain employee, discuss the history of the brand and how it has become one of the best orthodontic treatments in the market. Hear from former patients about their experience with the various removable orthodontic devices, as they discuss its affordability and proven results.
Through years of research into teeth straightening, it has been discovered that there are early forms of treatment that may eliminate the need for conventional braces. Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills offers the Ortho-Tain system to help patients of all ages achieve their best smiles without the need for metal brackets and wires.
Some of what can be accomplished with the Ortho-Tain system includes:
- Early treatment, as young as five years of age, with a comfortable nighttime appliance.
- Rapid results with personalized treatment and appliances such as the Occlus-O-Guide or Adult Ortho-T, with younger patients experiencing optimal results in a matter of ten months or less. Adult patients may attain ideal results in approximately 12 months.
- Teeth straightening with a gentle, comfortable method.
- Correction of tooth rotation, spacing, overbite, and alignment of TMJs.
- No complication to daily activities or oral health.
- Natural resistance to relapse after the completion of treatment.
If you are dissatisfied with the positioning of your teeth, contact your dentist near Lake County for an orthodontic consultation. We have comfortable alternatives to conventional braces that provide freedom from metal brackets and wires.
Ortho-Tain System For Kids Introduced By Dr. Michael Stern
Dr. Michael Stern of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, OH says he has been using Ortho-tain system for over twenty years and this affordable technique gives your kid amazing results than the regular braces.
What is Ortho-Tain® in orthodontics?
For about 20 years I have been using the system called Ortho-Tain® which was invented by an orthodontist. Basically, he developed a system of appliances that sort of look like an athletic mouth guard.
How old should a patient be and what does it correct?
When they are worn by the child as young as 5 years old at night they can correct a lot of potential issues such as crowding, kids with a huge overbite, in other words, their lower jaw is underdeveloped.
We can correct that if the child wears the appliance just while sleeping and you can correct this in as little as 3 months in little kids.
What are the benefits of Ortho-Tain® over regular orthodontics?
The interesting thing about this is that the appliances are much more expensive than conventional orthodontics because things are realigned while the child is growing and also can be continued while the baby teeth are being shed and new teeth come in.
The result is a bite that is stable and needs a lot less concern about retention as opposed to regular orthodontics.
Is Ortho-Tain® affordable?
The cost factor for this would be one third to one half as much as regular braces. And the child has to buy into this if they are going to wear it at night.
Generally, that is not a problem, and with more complicated cases of kids who are a little older like 7, 8 or 9 they may wear the appliance at night and they need to wear it maybe a couple of hours during the day while doing a couple of jaw exercises.
How effective is it Ortho-Tain®?
What we are excited about is when it works it works about 90% of the time you see the results going on month to month absolutely amazing.
Learn About Orthodontic Dental Treatment At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills. – Dr. Michael Stern
For nearly 20 years, I have been using a system called Ortho-Tain.
When it is worn at night by a patient as young as five years of age, it can correct a lot of potential issues such as crowded, rotated or improperly-spaced teeth.
Orthodontic problems can be corrected while the child is asleep with a comfortable night-time appliance.
We are excited to see the results from month to month and it is absolutely amazing.
If you are dissatisfied with the positioning of your teeth, Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills welcomes your questions! Call 440.210.0999.
Frequently Asked Questions
While some people may find crooked teeth aesthetically unappealing, the problem actually lies in the health risk. Your teeth are supposed to fit together in a uniform way to protect your oral health and help your mouth function properly.
When your teeth are misaligned, it makes it easier for harmful bacteria to gather in the unprotected areas of your smile. Keeping your mouth free of these harmful bacteria is already an ongoing problem for everyone, but when your teeth are misaligned, you have less protection against them. Left alone, patients with misaligned teeth are at a higher risk for oral infections such as periodontal (gum disease) as well as tooth decay.
This is why it’s imperative that you seek orthodontic treatment if you deal with misalignment issues. Luckily, with modern technology, Dr. Wallace and Dr. Stern can offer orthodontic options that are simpler, discreet, and more comfortable than ever before.
Each method has the same goal in mind—to correct the misalignment of teeth and move them into the proper position in order to protect your smile. However, each of these orthodontic treatments differs in terms of the treatment time, aesthetic look, and method.
Traditional braces consist of wire brackets that are attached (typically) to the front-facing surfaces of your teeth with a dental-grade adhesive. The brackets are connected by wires and rubber bands that run across your teeth. Traditional braces can be used to address more complex issues, require no discipline for treatment, and no extra steps are needed for maintenance. However, they can leave your teeth discolored, treatment time can take 2 years on average, and every month or so, the braces need to be tightened so that your teeth gradually move to their place.
Clear Correct consists of a series of see-through customized aligners that fit over your teeth that gradually shift your teeth into their correct position. As part of your treatment plan, you’ll need to change to a different aligner every two weeks with visits to our office every 4 to 6 weeks until your treatment is completed. Treatment can be completed in as little as 6 months and upwards of 18 months. Clear Correct aligners are removable and need to be removed when consuming anything other than plain water. They need to be worn at least 22 hours a day in order to be most effective. They are perfect for those who want a discreet way to correct their bite and have the discipline to wear them as prescribed. However, they are not ideal for patients with bridgework or teeth that need to be rotated or moved vertically as part of their treatment.
Ortho-Tain is a removable oral appliance designed to treat orthodontic issues. Unlike other options, Ortho-Tain can be used on patients as young as 5 years old which can be incredibly effective in preventing more serious orthodontic issues later in life. They can be used to treat a wider variety of misalignment issues as well as TMJ-related problems. The Ortho-Tain appliance only needs to be worn around 1-2 hours a day and treatment can be completed in as little as 2 months and upwards of 18 months.
Visit Dr. Wallace for A Straighter Smile Today
Straightening your smile doesn’t have to be a drawn-out, obvious experience. With orthodontic alternatives at Smile Brighter, we can give you the well-protected, healthy smile you deserve. If you’d like to learn more about our orthodontic treatments or you’re ready to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wallace at our Willoughby Hills office, give us a call at (440) 210-0999 or click the button below to fill out our online contact form.