Our Story

Established in July 2018, Simply Aligners is the brainchild of two like-minded dentists who wanted to dedicate their entire practice to treating Invisalign® patients of all ages.

With almost two decades of combined experience, Drs. Michele and Robin not only know how to treat patients with Invisalign® clear aligners, but they know what it feels like as both doctors have gone through the treatment themselves!

  • Just as convenient but more reliable than mail-in services.

  • Meet the actual designer of your smile.

  • 3d scan vs inaccurate molds.

  • Monitor your treatment for best results.

Meet the Dentists


Dr. Michele Strait

Dr. Michele has been treating patients with Invisalign® for over a decade. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2008 as Michele Platson and practiced for three years in Chicago before exchanging her snow boots for flip-flops in Austin.

Michele has always been an enthusiastic participant in continuing education. She has focused her career and training on straightening teeth with clear aligners and has extensively traveled to master her craft, including two visits to Invisalign® headquarters in Costa Rica. She has been recognized as a mentor by Invisalign® and now travels to teach courses to other doctors several times a year.

In her spare time, Michele loves to explore festivals and new restaurants around Austin. She enjoys running and completed a marathon. As much as she loves to travel, she is equally happy staying home with her fiancé and Labrador.


Dr. Robin Bethell

Dr. Robin received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He completed his residency at the UCSF/Veteran’s Administration in Fresno, CA, and a pediatric dentistry internship at Harvard University’s Boston Children’s Hospital. He entered private practice in San Diego, CA, and has served the communities of Fort Worth and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas since 2010.

Dr. Robin is committed to continuing education and takes many advanced courses each year to enhance his skills to serve the dental care needs of his patients better and provide them with a gentle and comfortable dental experience.

When he isn’t caring for patients, he enjoys playing water polo, drawing, and exploring nature with his wife and three children.

Meet the Aligner Specialist



Laeni is a native Texan, and has called Austin home for over 20 years. She's passionate about making others smile, and now bringing their best smile forward with Dr. Strait, and Dr. Bethell. When she's not in the mouth, she's on the water wakesurfing, doing yoga, or around town listening to one of our many talented Austin musicians.  


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