Six Month Smiles

Do you want to straighten your teeth but are put off by the long timeline of traditional braces and most clear aligners?

Six Month Smiles® is an orthodontic option that can straighten your teeth in an average of just six months.

See why so many come to Lande Cosmetic, Implant and Family Dentistry, in Carmel, IN, for fast results.

Dr. Lande Explains Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles has two options: clear braces and aligners. Our team will work with you to determine which one is best suited to your smile.

2 Effective Options

The Six Month Smiles system can use either aligners or clear braces to make a cosmetic enhancement to your anterior teeth.
Patient putting on aligner


Dr. Lande can take digital impressions of your teeth to create clear aligners that are comfortable, discreet, and custom-made for your smile. You will receive a series of aligners that will gradually move each tooth into the proper position over the course of six months.

smiling woman wearing clear braces outdoors


Alternatively, our dentist can apply clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to your teeth. During regular appointments throughout your treatment, he will increase the tension of the wires to gently move specific teeth into their proper positions.

Candidates for Six Month Smiles

Our dental team at Lande Cosmetic, Implant and Family Dentistry will determine if you're a candidate for orthodontics during a consultation at our Carmel dental office. During this appointment, we will discuss your:

Dental Goals

Six Month Smiles is designed to straighten the teeth that show when you smile. If you have slightly crooked, gapped, or crowded front teeth, Six Month Smiles may be suitable for you. However, if you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or other serious alignment issues, you may need to consider another form of orthodontic treatment like braces.

Commitment to Treatment

If you choose the aligner system, you will have to be committed to your care. Aligner systems like Invisalign and Six Month Smiles require that the patient wears their aligners for 20-22 hours each day. Failure to do so can lengthen your treatment timeline. You will be responsible for wearing your aligners and ensuring the best results.


Six Month Smiles is only recommended for dental patients who are 16 and older because these patients can be responsible as they undergo treatment. If your child is younger than 16, our dentist may recommend braces or another orthodontic treatment.

"[Dr. Lande] is the gentlest, most clinically skilled, and professionally competent dentist that my family has ever discovered, which is why he has been our only family dentist for over 25 years. He has a very comfortable office, keeps up to date with the latest advances in cosmetic and general dental care, has a wonderful and welcoming office staff, and is extremely sensitive and understanding... I can not recommend him highly enough, and would grant a 6 Star Rating if it were allowed. If you choose to put your trust in Dr. Lande, you will never regret it!!" Judy Davis
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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