Our Orthodontic team consists of Drs. Ari Thanasas and AJ Ker, and our highly skilled team with hundreds of years of patient care experience.  We are proud to have been part of the community providing orthodontic services including traditional braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign teen (clear plastic aligner orthodontic treatment) to pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients since 1968.  Our doctors are board certified, active members of local and national dental societies, and actively pursue continuing education opportunities every year to keep up to date on the cutting edge developments in orthodontic care to make treatment simpler, faster, more comfortable and more predictable.

Our orthodontists have a special advantage working so closely with pediatric dentists because the collaboration between the dental specialists allows for more appropriate treatment timing, coordinated appointments, and familiarity with the office, so patients feel more comfortable and less appointments are needed to receive optimal care. We know how valuable your time is.

Our professionals will be able to tell you when you or your child should have an orthodontic screening or an optimal time to start treatment. Additionally, we love treating adult patients and it is never too late for a person to get braces or Invisalign treatment to boost self-image, properly align the teeth and jaws, or intercept or prevent other dental or health problems.

Our dental specialists have also spent years developing trusted relationships with other dental professionals such as general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists (gum tissue specialists), and endodontists (root canal specialists) to help manage complex dental treatments requiring more than one provider.

We look forward to getting to know you and your hopes and dreams for your smile and helping those dreams become reality!

“Dr. AJ has been so patient when working with my son and everyone in the office is friendly and helpful. When my older son had major dental surgery with an oral surgeon they even sent him a get well card during his recovery.”

Leah D.

“The staff here are so friendly and helpful, they always try to work around our crazy schedule, and the hygienists are so caring, my kids love them. Dr. Ari has worked with both my children working for that beautiful smile we know is there. We love them!”

Susie D.

“I can’t say enough about the care my family has received from this office. Dr. AJ Ker has cared for both of my children and I am a patient of his as well. One of my daughters and myself have some very complicated dental issues and Dr. Ker has gone out of way to provide us with the best options for long term success. He as even gone as far as driving to my dentists office to discuss a plan for my treatment. I would recommend both children and adults to take advantage of the exceptional providers and staff that work at this ortho practice.”

Marny W.

“My son, Carson, has had braces with Dr. Ker. He was always friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He presented us with a workable solution and a great plan for care for my son. He was able to stay on track with the plan and my son is in the process of moving from braces to retainers now. Highly, highly recommend! Payment plans are available to keep the process affordable. Ran on time. Good appointment selection. Staff was also very friendly and professional.”

Veronica W.

“Dr. Ker and all of the employees in the orthodontics department are wonderful! I personally have 10 years of experience going to this office going back 15 years now. I have not seen nor heard any disrespect or tension towards children, parents or within the office. I am a client there and I have sat with the children waiting their turn to be called. I have observed the interaction between client and staff. They are curtious, kind and most of all patient. Dr. Ker is always smiling and greets the children with a gentle approach, giving everyone personable attention. I intend on bringing my grandson to this office when that time comes. I know he will get personalized care there!”

Denise C.

“Both of my children had excellent care from Dr. Ari Thanasas. He took the time to actually get to know my kids and I felt as though they weren’t treated like “just another chart.” The staff were always helpful and friendly which is so important when you, of course, have to schedule many appointments for regular adjustments to complete the treatment. I recommend this office.”

Julie G.

“Dr. AJ is awesome. All 3 of my kids have had their braces done by him. Always great with the kids (and the adults). Office staff is always pleasant and friendly. Very accommodating office. Highly recommended.”

Barb J.

“We started coming here 5 years ago for my oldest daughter, and Dr. Thanasas has done a wonderful job with her smile. We have never had trouble making an appointment, and the staff is very friendly. I trust Dr. Thanasas completely, and I will be bringing my other children here as well.”

Andrea C.

“Dr. Ker is amazing! Kind and easy to talk to. He was born to work with kids!!”

Cheryl D.

“Everyone is VERY professional and friendly! My daughter was terrified of getting braces-but they explained everything to us and now that she is seeing the amazing progress, she loves them! The staff is very accommodating with appointments as well, which is helpful working around work and school. Thank you for the smiles you bring our family!”

Cindy R.


  • Dr. Ari (left) is a board certified orthodontist with 20+ years of providing outstanding orthodontic care in Southeast Michigan.

  • Dr. AJ (right) is a board certified orthodontist that was Valedictorian of his dental school class at the University of Michigan.

We offer FREE orthodontic evaluations!

This is the perfect opportunity for you or your child to be screened for orthodontic problems and to discuss possible solutions.

Call to make your appointment now: 586-286-0700 

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If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 586-286-0700 or contact us today!