1551 S Water St
Kent, OH 44240
Your Kent Orthodontist
Dr. Belli has earned the respect of many local doctors, having treated many of them and their families. As an educator and nationally recognized leader, Dr. Belli continues to share his experience and dedication to the advancement of orthodontics.
Dr. Belli received his undergraduate, dental, and specialty training at The Ohio State University, and has been creating beautiful smiles in the Kent community for more than 25 years.
Dr. Laura Streit has been providing excellence in orthodontic care to our community for the past 12 years.
Dr. Streit is a board-certified orthodontist, which distinguishes her as a provider of the highest level of care for her patients. She has been selected by her orthodontic peers to serve as Program Chair to the Cleveland Board of Orthodontists.
Dr. Streit is also an active member of the Spear Study Group, which provides a forum for progressive local dental professionals to collaborate on multidisciplinary cases.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Kent braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Kent braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, Kent Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A consultation with Belli & Streit Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Kent Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Kent office for an initial consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.