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“There’s no greater honor in my profession
than watching someone’s confidence be built.”
— Dr. Streit —

Casual Family Atmosphere

We pride ourselves in offering a comfortable atmosphere where you feel welcomed like family each time you visit our office. From the first phone call, to your consultation, to your treatment completion, we value that you have chosen us to be a part of your dental health team. Each visit gives us the opportunity to prove that. Patients enjoy that we end each appointment on a sweet note by offering them a trip to our ice cream freezer for a treat to take home.

Technology Matters

Continuous improvement in technology is vitally important to our commitment in providing quality orthodontic care. We use CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) imaging and digital scanners which exceed industry standards and enhance the diagnostic and treatment capabilities of our doctors, making your experience the best it can be. Most importantly, Dr. Belli & Dr. Streit combine the use of this technology with a highly personable approach, knowing that each patient requires a customized treatment plan in response to their individual needs.

Changing the way your teeth look is an important healthcare decision and we respect that you have many choices. Discover the Belli & Streit difference for yourself by calling us to schedule a consultation. For more information, we encourage you to visit our website at

The Belli & Streit Difference
• The only board certified orthodontic specialists in Portage County
• Top 1% Invisalign providers in the nation
• State-of-the-art technology
• Highly trained and experienced staff
• 24/7 after hours care available
• Family friendly environment
• In-house lab ensures quality control
• Flexible appointments
• Zero % in-house financing plans available

Dr. Stephen J. Belli began practicing in Kent 25 years ago, with Dr. Laura M. Streit joining him in 2012. Their shared commitment to providing quality orthodontic results for children and adults has culminated in the partnership they are proud to announce this year. Most of the patients they serve are from Portage and Summit counties. However, many others find that with the newer technology provided by our doctors, there are fewer visits, and it is worth the trip from more distant locations as well.

Orthodontic Specialists

The Ohio State University was home for Dr. Belli while he received his dental degree and orthodontic training. Dr. Streit received her dental degree from the University of Michigan and her specialty training at Case Western Reserve University. As specialists, they have each completed 2–3 additional years of intensive education that is specific to orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. Both doctors are certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, which means they have independently undergone hundreds of additional training hours that allow them to give the highest level of patient care.

“I’ve been very fortunate to work
with the most wonderful team.”
— Dr. Belli —

Photo by Tylar Sutton, Courtesy Akron Life Magazine

The Belli & Streit Difference

Stephen J. Belli, DDS, MS
Laura M. Streit, DDS, MSD
1551 South Water Street
Kent, OH 44240

Top 1% Invisalign® Providers in the Nation

Dr. Belli and Dr. Streit are the only board certified Top 1% Invisalign providers in Portage County. While many dentists and orthodontists may offer Invisalign, it is our doctors’ experience that makes your experience the best it can be in terms of beauty and function. In an effort to provide more patient comfort and convenience, our practice has been offering this alternative to braces for over seventeen years. With your cooperation, you can have peace of mind that the creation of your new smile will be efficient and successful with lasting results.

Invisalign for Teens

Teens are great candidates for this method of treatment, and in fact, are some of our best patients. Individuals who lack self-confidence during this time may find great comfort in knowing they are straightening their teeth without anyone knowing. Parents often find it extremely rewarding to know they have helped to alleviate at least some anxiety for their child during this period of time. Teens love it because they can play sports and musical instruments without the concerns of wearing braces. Brushing and flossing becomes easier and there are no food restrictions. After the initial consultation and thorough analysis of your child’s teeth, our doctors will determine if Invisalign Teen® is right for them.