At Sytek Ortho, we aim to deliver excellent orthodontic care by using modern appliances and custom, doctor-directed treatment plans in order to create healthy and confident smiles for patients of all ages.

Dr. Lauren Sytek is an Alpena, MI native and a 2009 graduate of Alpena High School. After receiving several years of orthodontic treatment as a teenager, Dr. Sytek fell in love with the transformative power of orthodontics and its ability to positively impact a person’s confidence. 

She set out on the path to becoming an orthodontist by first attending Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She then attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, MI where she received both her general dental training and advanced orthodontic specialty certificate. During her orthodontic residency program, Dr. Sytek’s research efforts centered on the use of virtual reality technology to help plan patient cases that required orthodontics in combination with jaw surgery.

Dr. Sytek and her husband Adam, also an Alpena native, are thrilled to be a part of the community they grew up in. They recently welcomed their first child, Madeleine, and are excited to include her in their favorite Michigan activities — kayaking, summer bonfires, and spending time on the lake with friends and family.