Meet Dr. Ira Weiss!
As an Ohio native, Dr. Ira Weiss loves getting to practice orthodontics in Middleburg Heights and Orange Village. He loves helping patients realize their true confidence through exceptional orthodontic care that enhances their smile.
Weiss studied at Ohio State University before getting accepted to Case Western Reserve University dental school through their early acceptance program. At Case Western, Weiss received both his Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Master of Science in Orthodontics.
Dr. Weiss realizes the importance of a continuing education in his practice, participating in educational programs for dentistry and orthodontics, as well as attending lectures and conferences that help him stay up to date on the latest technologies and treatments. His aim for continuing his education is that each of his patients receive the very best treatment.
Dr. Weiss is originally from Cleveland Heights and has lived in Solon with his wife for over 25 years.
We chatted with Dr. Weiss to learn a little more about him and his ‘why’ when it comes to being an orthodontist.
Q: What drew you to orthodontics? How did you decide on becoming an orthodontist?
A: I chipped my front tooth at an early age and became self conscious about my appearance. When I realized that orthodontics could accomplish so many facets of esthetics, I made it my goal to become an orthodontist to help other people that were self-conscious.
Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: Helping patients create their ideal smile and seeing the confidence grow within them as they go through the positive journey of orthodontics
Q: What do you like most about working with Dr. Tor?
A: Her positive energy and her intelligence. She is so creative with patients’ treatment plans. She is able to convey her goals to patients in a very clear and tangible way so all of our patients understand their TX plans, which motivates them and increases the efficiency of their treatment.
Q: What do you want to be remembered for?
A: I want to be remembered for creating not only beautiful smiles but helping my patients find their positive energy that creates their beauty within.
Q: If you weren’t an orthodontist, what career path would you have chosen?
A: I had considered psychiatry but got accepted early (after only two years of dental school) and since my family was financially strapped, I saved two years of tuition.
Q: How do you spend time out of the office?
A: I love the outdoors. I spend as much time outside as possible. I am an avid golfer and really enjoy the challenge. I also swim and weight lifting.
Q: What’s your best piece of advice for patients?
A: Try to find the best moment of everyday and appreciate all that you do. Create an environment around you that’s positive and you will enjoy more of your life.