Now you can look your best and feel confident about your smile during your treatment — as well as after. That’s because In-Ovation (the bracket that we use) is smooth and has a lower profile than other self-ligating braces. Plus, there are no elastic or metal ties! This means you have less irritation, less plaque build-up and less difficulty keeping your teeth clean. Dr. Lints provides elastic free braces to patients from Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Empire, Frankfort, Interlochen, Grawn, Kingsley, Suttons Bay, Omena, Leelanau County, Northport, Leland, Elk Rapids, Boyne City, East Jordan, Charlevoix, Crawford County, Antrim County, Benzie County, Leelanau County and the surrounding areas.

Traditional braces use elastics and ties. This puts pressure and friction on your teeth which slows down your treatment and causes discomfort in many patients.

Learn more about braces in the videos below!

How Braces Are Put On – Dr.Lints

How Braces Are Taken Off – Dr.Lints

Can I Play My Musical Instrument With Braces On? By Dr.Lints

In-Ovation Braces

In-Ovation’s advantage over traditional braces…

• Teeth are free to move faster and more easily
• Fast results mean shorter treatment time
• Shorter (and fewer) appointments
• Smaller brackets for improved aesthetics and greater comfort
• Better oral hygiene

In-Ovation system braces are different! With a special free-sliding technology, little to no pressure is placed on teeth as they are gently guided into place.

See some examples of what braces can do for you!

Click here: Dr. Lints Smile Gallery

Smile Gallery - Dr. Lints


Thank you so much for the excellent care you provide for my daughter, Kaitlyn!  Every time we have visited your office staff is wonderful.  I hope you know that we take extra special care of all your patients! You have a fabulous staff and they are always so friendly.  My son Thomas will soon be under treatment at your office and I will look forward to seeing you and your fabulous staff again. Thank you for Kaitlyn’s beautiful smile! Thank you! – Allie & Kaitlyn


Traverse City Office
4020 Copper View #240
Traverse City, MI 49684

Suttons Bay Office
408 N St Joseph St
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Elk Rapids Office
126 Ames St
Elk Rapids, MI 49629

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