Are misaligned teeth causing you to hide your smile? Does the thought of wearing braces make you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed?
Invisalign® clear aligners are a modern orthodontic alternative. They can comfortably and discreetly align your bite.
Dr. Gerald Lande in Carmel, IN, can create a customized Invisalign treatment plan to straighten your smile and enhance your confidence.
You Don't Need to See an Orthodontist To Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign
Another advantage of Invisalign over other orthodontic options is that you don't need to find an orthodontist for treatment. You can come to our Carmel dental practice for all your Invisalign treatment needs.
Even if it turns out that Invisalign isn't the best treatment for you, you may be able to benefit from several other orthodontic options Dr. Lande offers.
SureSmile® is another brand of clear aligners that can discreetly straighten your teeth without brackets and wires.
Six Month Smiles
Six Month Smiles® uses clear wires and tooth-colored brackets to move your teeth into the proper position.
This classic orthodontic treatment uses metal brackets and wires to correct mildly to severely misaligned teeth.
Exploring Candidacy Do You Make a Good Invisalign Candidate?
Most patients who want to straighten their smiles make good candidates for Invisalign. During your consultation, Dr. Lande will review your oral health history and cosmetic goals to determine whether Invisalign or another orthodontic treatment is best for you.
Good Invisalign candidates are:
In Good Oral Health
You should be in good oral health and free of any gum disease or tooth decay before starting any orthodontic program, including Invisalign. Dr. Lande can gently treat any outstanding oral health issues right here at our office.
Committed To Treatment
Invisalign aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day to produce the best results. Patients need to be committed to this timeline and stick to wearing their aligners as directed, only removing them to eat and brush.
Dealing With Mild to Moderate Misalignment
Invisalign works best for patients with minor to moderate misalignment issues. Patients with severe misalignment may need traditional braces. However, you can begin your treatment with braces and transition to Invisalign to discreetly finish your treatment.
Ready To See If You're a Candidate for Invisalign? Contact Our Carmel Practice Today
The first step towards a straighter smile is contacting our practice. During your Invisalign consultation, Dr. Lande can determine your candidacy and create a treatment plan that can help you transform the look and function of your smile.
Dr. Lande has worked in the dental industry since he was 16, when he helped his father in a dental lab. He now specializes in multiple areas of dentistry, including orthodontics. Dr. Lande is as qualified to straighten even complex misalignment issues as any orthodontist. He can create a customized Invisalign treatment plan to help you reach your aesthetic and oral health goals.
Our experience, skill, and patient-focused approach are why Carmel patients continually choose our practice for Invisalign treatment.
Contact our Carmel, IN, office to request your Invisalign consultation today.
"So thankful for Dr. Lande for making my smile beautiful" Brooke Joy
Paying for Treatment We Accept Most Dental Insurance Plans
Many dental insurance plans partially cover the cost of orthodontics. Our friendly staff will be happy to review your plan to ensure you are maximizing your benefits.
The Invisalign Treatment Timeline
Invisalign uses custom-made aligners to gradually move your teeth into alignment. You will wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day and switch to a new aligner set about every two weeks. Dr. Lande will go into further detail during your Invisalign consultation so you will know exactly what to expect during your treatment.
Invisalign typically takes 12–18 months to achieve optimal results. During your treatment, you'll wear your clear aligner trays for at least 22 hours a day.
Transformative Results A Straight Smile Can Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Maintain Your Results You Can Have a Straighter, Healthier Smile for Life
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Continue to brush twice daily and floss once daily following clear aligner treatment. This will prevent plaque and bacteria buildup that can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss, affecting the appearance and health of your smile.
Attend Regular Checkups
Continue to visit our Carmel practice every six months for routine dental cleanings. Dr. Lande can help you prevent any oral health issues and ensure your smile still looks its best.
Wear Your Retainer
Once your Invisalign treatment is over, it can be tempting to forgo wearing your retainer at night. However, the retainer will help keep your teeth in their newly adjusted position, which lets you prevent the need for time-consuming revision orthodontic work.
"Dr. Lande is the only dentist that I, my husband, (Dr. James Davis MD), and our children would ever trust with our dental health and our "Smiles." Judy Davis