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Misaligned teeth are more than a cosmetic issue. They can also cause functional problems in your jaw and lead to oral health concerns.

If you are interested in orthodontics for yourself or your teenager, Dr. Gerald Lande in Carmel, IN, offers several treatment options.

Discover why patients from Zionsville and Indianapolis choose Lande Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry for orthodontics.      

See What Orthodontics Can Do

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Before Treatment
smile with straightened teeth after treatment
After Treatment
Orthodontics can shift your teeth, creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile. 

5-Star Reviews of Our Practice


Claudia Coulter


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Love Dr. Lande and even though I moved to Evansville he is still my dentist! He is simply and absolutely the very best!

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Thomas Dakich


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Jerry is a great dentist. Flexible on scheduling, easy in and out, no pain and a competent staff. I am a big fan!

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Discuss Your Options with Dr. Lande Request a Consultation Today

Are you ready to finally straighten your smile? Or are you looking to set your child up with a healthy, aligned smile for a lifetime? Schedule an orthodontic consultation today with Dr. Gerald Lande of Lande Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry.

Our practice welcomes patients of all ages from Carmel, Zionsville, Indianapolis, and surrounding areas. You can schedule a consultation right now by contacting us online or by calling our Carmel office.

Call Us: (317) 875-9531

Dr. Gerald M. Lande

Why Choose Dr. Lande?

Experience and Expertise

Dr. Lande has worked in the dental industry since he was 16 years old. He started his dental practice in Carmel, IN, in 1984. Since then, he has developed a reputation for going above and beyond for his patients. He is skilled in many forms of dentistry, and he is as qualified to straighten your smile as any orthodontist.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Our Carmel office features the most modern dental technology. Orthodontic patients especially benefit from our cutting-edge imaging technology. Dr. Lande can use our scanner to capture 3-D images of your teeth and jaw. He will examine these scans as he designs your orthodontic treatment plan, ensuring your teeth are moved with precision.

Comprehensive Dental Care

Dr. Lande is skilled in many forms of dentistry, including orthodontics, dental implant treatment, cosmetic dentistry, and more. By choosing a comprehensive practice like ours, you can receive care from a doctor who understands the complete picture of your dental health and who will continue to care for you long after your orthodontic treatment is complete.

Compare Your Orthodontic Options

Braces Invisalign SureSmile Six Month Smiles
Method Brackets and wires Clear aligners Clear aligners Brackets and wires
Appearance Dark metals Clear plastic Clear plastic Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires
Removable No Yes Yes


Dietary restrictions Yes No No


Average treatment time 16 to 24 months 12 to 18 months 12 to 18 months

Six months

Results Straight, healthy smile Straight, healthy smile Straight, healthy smile Straight, healthy smile

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Noah Rider


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Dr Lande has always been available when emergencies have arose. He and his staff have always pleasant and they all make going to the dentist a little easier.

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Umbra Notion


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Dr. Lande is perhaps the best dentist that I've ever had. He is polite, considerate and has a natural ability to put anxious people at ease with his interpersonal skills. He is not only a consummate professional but I am fortunate enough to call him my friend.

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Orthodontics FAQs

Do I have to visit an orthodontist?

Orthodontists focus on the movement of teeth, but they are not the only dental professionals qualified to offer braces or Invisalign. An experienced dentist like Dr. Lande can also oversee orthodontic treatment.

When should my child start orthodontics?

Every child develops at a unique pace, so there is no specific age at which a child qualifies for orthodontics. In general, children should have their first orthodontic consultations once most of their adult teeth have appeared. As a family dentist, Dr. Lande can keep an eye on your child's dental development from a young age and recommend the right time to start considering braces or clear aligners.

Are retainers necessary after orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontists and dentists will always recommend using some kind of retainer after completing orthodontic treatment. Teeth are always on the move, so a removable or fixed retainer is necessary to ensure that your results last a lifetime. If you choose Invisalign or SureSmile, you are often able to use your last set of aligners as retainers.

Will dental insurance cover orthodontics?

Many dental insurance plans will partially cover orthodontics. When you visit our office for a consultation, we can help you review your plan to figure out what kind of coverage is available to you. We will always be upfront about the cost of care, so there should never be any unexpected financial surprises when you work with our team.

How long will treatment take?

How long your treatment takes will depend on the state of your bite and the orthodontic method you choose. Six Month Smiles can bring the front teeth into alignment in around six months, while a traditional braces treatment plan can take up to two years.

Gerald Lande, DDS

Lande Cosmetic, Implant
and Family Dentistry

Lande Cosmetic, Implant and Family Dentistry, founded in 1984 by Gerald Lande, DDS, provides patients from Carmel, Indianapolis, Zionsville, and beyond with general and advanced dental care in a comfortable, high-tech environment. Dr. Lande is associated with:

  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Indiana Dental Association
  • The Indianapolis District Dental Society

New and returning patients can request an appointment with Dr. Lande by filling out our online form or calling (317) 875-9531.

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9699 N Michigan Rd
Carmel, IN 46032

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