Dr. Michele Ranta

President: Shift Happens

Dr. Michele Ranta graduated in her home state with honors for her undergraduate and doctorate degrees at the University of Michigan. Dr. Ranta practiced in Chicago for a few years before falling in love with Austin, where she has called home for several years.  She strongly believes in being open with her patients about their oral health and treatment options.  She is passionate about gentle, conservative dentistry. 

After practicing for 10 years in group practice, Dr. Michele saw the demand for straight teeth with clear aligners. She envisioned a place where people could get the smile they always wanted without the complication of going to the dentist office. In 2018 her dream came true when she took her practice, Simply Aligners, from conception to reality where she works full time delivering Invisalign treatment.

Dr. Ranta is the leader of several Invisalign study clubs and acts as mentor to dentists around the country.  She also volunteers locally for Texas Mission of Mercy and attends continuing education with Women of Austin Dental Society and American Academy of Clear Aligners.

Outside of dentistry, you can find her running, trying new restaurants, or listening to live music around Austin, TX. Dr. Ranta also enjoys lazy afternoons with her black lab and reading books.