How We Fix an Overbite or Underbite With Invisalign

How We Use Invisalign to Fix an Overbite and Underbite

Of the myriad of reasons our patients share as a need for orthodontic care, fixing an overbite or underbite are two of the most common reasons expressed. Many people choose to fix an overbite and underbite for purely aesthetic reasons. However, in some some extreme cases, they can cause serious health issues, such as speech impediments, trauma to the teeth, difficulty chewing, gum damage, jaw pain, and more.

Here’s how we use Invisalign to both correct overbites and underbites and help our patients sustain overall health.

The Condition and Cause of Overbites and Underbites

An overbite occurs when the upper teeth cover the lower teeth — also known as an “overjet.” It generally occurs as a result of genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. Overbites can lead to gum irritation and issues caused by wearing on the lower teeth unnaturally. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Conversely, underbites occur when the lower teeth extend out beyond the upper teeth, often making the lower jaw more prominent. This alignment occurs by the overgrowth of the lower jaw, undergrowth of the upper jaw, or both in some cases. Underbites prevent normal functions of the mouth from happening, including front teeth and molars, which can lead to painful tooth wear, joint issues, and limited function.

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How Invisalign Repositions Teeth

Invisalign is used for multiple orthodontic treatments, including fixing overbites and underbites.
Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth, making it very popular among our patients.

The Invisalign System combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your orthodontist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.

How We Use Invisalign to Fix an Overbite and Underbite

In order to treat an overbite or underbite with Invisalign, it’s necessary to visit an orthodontist so that we can take a digital scan of the teeth to create a virtual 3D model of your mouth.

After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely-calibrated aligners. Each aligner is worn for one to two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth and jaw begin to move gradually into the correct positions — week-by-week until your teeth are perfectly aligned.

Invisalign is an easy and effective way to fix an overbite and underbite. We strongly recommend starting treatment at an early age — ideally during jaw development — for the best results. Invisalign aligners fit into your mouth perfectly and are easy to remove. With Invisalign, you’ll have fewer appointments and you can eat whatever you wish, making your road to a brighter smiler easy and fun!

If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to meeting you!

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Invisalign vs Braces: What is the Difference?

Invisalign vs Braces: What's the Difference?

In your research for the best orthodontic treatment for you or your child, you’ll likely spend time comparing Invisalign vs braces. Both options are designed to straighten your teeth, improve your smile and better your oral health, so what’s the difference between Invisalign and braces?

Ultimately, you want to make the choice that best serves your lifestyle, so the following information may help.

How Braces and Invisalign Work

Here are the basic ways in which Invisalign and braces work to straighten your teeth:


Braces use constant, gentle pressure to move your teeth into their proper positions over time. The two main components of your braces include: 1) brackets on your teeth and 2) a main archwire to connect them. We first affix the brackets — clear or metal — to each tooth and then thread the wire threads through the brackets to move your teeth into ideal alignment.


Without the use of wires and brackets, Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, customized, removable aligners. Every one to two weeks, we design a new set of aligners to gradually move your teeth into proper placement. Along the way, patients enjoy the ability to easily remove the aligners for eating, brushing and flossing, without calling unwanted attention to their teeth.

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5 Differences in Invisalign vs Braces

Now that you understand the basics, let’s dive into the details and compare the specific differences between Invisalign and braces:

  1. Materials: Braces consist of metal or ceramic brackets and archwires, as well as rubber bands, whereas Invisalign consists of a BPA-free transparent plastic material.
  2. Cost: In our offices, there is no cost difference between braces and Invisalign, although many other offices charge more for Invisalign than braces.
  3. Follow-up Visits: When necessary, braces require that you see your orthodontist about every 6-8 weeks for follow-up visits to check on your progress and adjust wires. Invisalign consists of a series of custom-made aligners and a virtual treatment plan, which means far less check-up appointments, usually every 12 weeks.
  4. Convenience: Braces can be quite difficult to maintain at times, with many food restrictions and complex cleaning routines. Patients must also follow a long list of foods to avoid with braces. On the other hand, patients can simply take out Invisalign aligners before eat any food they desire. Invisalign requires you to rinse your aligners in warm water whenever you take them out.
  5. Duration: In compliant patients, there is no difference in treatment time between braces and Invisalign. In non-compliant patients, traditional braces can require slightly less time to complete treatment, since the brackets are permanently fixed to the teeth. With Invisalign, while we recommend wearing the aligners for at least 22 hours a day, patients may prolong the treatment schedule by wearing them less than we suggest.

We hope this info helps you compare Invisalign vs braces. In our experience, many people prefer Invisalign because of the lack of food restrictions, uncomfortable brackets and wires, as well as the reduced number of appointments. At the same time, many parents also select braces so that their teens do not misplace or forget to wear them. What we have found, however, is that teens who want Invisalign are often better patients than our adults! It’s really just a personal choice.

Here at Gorman and Bunch, we specialize in complex and teen cases. If you’ve ever been told you aren’t a candidate for Invisalign, we’d love to sit down with you and talk about your options between traditional braces and Invisalign.

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Gorman & Bunch Opens New Orthodontic Office in Fishers, Indiana

In February, Gorman & Bunch opened a new orthodontic office in Fishers — joining our six other Central Indiana locations in Marion, Wabash, Kokomo, Carmel, Westfield, and West Carmel / Zionsville.

Location of New Fishers, Indiana Office

The new office sits on the southwest corner of 116th Street and Olio Road in Fishers, Indiana — in a space previously owned and operated by Jennifer Russell, DDS, MSD.

13752 Lakeridge Drive
Fishers, Indiana 46037
PHONE: (317) 576-9400
HOURS: Mon-Fri, 8:00A – 4:30P

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What This New Orthodontic Office Means for our Patients

First, it means you and your family members now have yet another convenient location around Indianapolis from which to choose when scheduling your appointments.

Secondly, it means you’ll be in the good hands of Dr. Russell and her team who now join our practice. Dr. Russell holds her undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and her DDS from Indiana University School of Dentistry. She is also a part–time faculty member at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Additionally, all six members of her team are an amazing group of professionals who model the same character and energy for their professions as our current staff members.

Other than that, you can expect the same level of dedicated service you’ve come to know at any of our other locations.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our new Fishers orthodontic office at (317) 576-9400 or We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

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6 Tips for the Best Invisalign Experience

6 Tips for the Best Invisalign Experience

Invisalign is an alternative orthodontic solution, also known as transparent braces. It straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. These removable aligners are virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re wearing them while straightening your teeth.
Using the latest 3D imaging technology, we create a custom set of aligners for you. Every 1-2 weeks, you switch to new aligners, and, as you change aligners, your teeth gradually and comfortably shift — resulting in a beautiful smile.

To make your Invisalign process as easy and successful as possible, consider following these six tips for a better experience.

1. Use Your Invisalign Case to Store Your Aligners

Keep your aligners in their case to prevent losing them, throwing them away, or allowing easy access for your dog to turn them into a chew toy. Additionally, cases will protect your retainers from dirt and germs found in bags, pockets, tables, etc.

2. Brush Your Teeth After Meals and Snacks

Brushing after every meal or snack will prevent your aligners from smelling and tasting like food. And remember, never eat or drink anything but water with your aligners still inside your mouth.

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3. Exercise Your Aligners

Ask your orthodontist for plastic chewies, and chew on them for 10-15 minutes each day. This exercise helps keep your trays in line and molded to your teeth. Bonus: It will also prevent you from snacking throughout the day.

4. Set Alarms That Remind You to Put your Aligners Back in Your Mouth

Many patients must prolong their treatment time because they forget to continually place their aligners back in after a meal or snack. We suggest setting a timer whenever you remove your aligners so you remember to put them back in whenever you’re done eating. This practice will ensure a timely treatment plan and quicker results.

5. Soak Your Trays While You Eat

Whenever you take your aligners out to eat, consider using that time to soak them in retainer or denture cleaner — preventing them from getting a bad odor or becoming stained. Twenty minutes of soaking per day will keep your aligners clean and smelling fresh.

6. Remove Your Trays While Working Out

Running, playing sports or doing intense cardio while wearing your Invisalign trays can be very difficult because of the dryness or spit that accumulates in your mouth. We recommend taking them out while you workout, as long as you remember to put them back in afterwards.

Here at Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, we are committed to helping you straighten your teeth and achieve a brighter smile. With seven convenient locations throughout Central Indiana, we are here to serve the needs of you and your family. Reach out today to learn more and schedule your first visit. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Our Newest Smile for a Lifetime Recipient Gets a Straighter Smile

Our Newest Smile for a Lifetime Recipient Gets a Straighter Smile

At the beginning of 2017, we partnered with the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation to offer families in need with scholarships for free orthodontic care. We’re so excited to share the heartwarming story of our third scholarship recipient: 12-year-old Sherry from Westfield, Indiana.

Continue reading to find out more about her family, how she’s “paying it forward,” and why she believes getting braces will change her life.

Our Newest Smile for a Lifetime Recipient Gets a Straighter Smile

Family Life, Hobbies and Goals

Sherry enjoys reading and playing volleyball and basketball, as well as volunteering in the church nursery every Sunday. One of her personal goals is to not be shy around people and try new things with courage. Sherry also wants to go to college to be a dentist or nurse. As she describes it, “it’s a hard choice.”

Sherry has four siblings, two older brothers and two younger brothers. They all like to watch NBA and NFL games together, as well as play musical instruments.

How Receiving Orthodontic Treatment Can Change Her Life

In Sherry’s words: “I need braces because my teeth aren’t growing normally. I have a huge gap when I shut my teeth and am in danger of having a speech impediment if I don’t get braces soon. I will remember Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics forever in my life when I get treatment. I’ll be a happier person, be smiling publicly, and be able to pronounce words correctly.”

Paying it Forward Through Volunteer Work

Sherry will be volunteering with Open Doors — a local food pantry for families who need food and clothings. Their mission is to “improve the quality of life for Washington Township residents through food and clothing assistance, referral to community services, and spiritual guidance. The organization will be moving locations soon and Sherry will be helping them stock food and clothes. She may also work in the media department, which helps raise money to buy food for the pantry, and she’s also interested in serving in the education department, which helps spread the word to churches and local grocery stores on ways to donate.

Per Sherry: “Open Doors is counting on me, so I will always try to be on time and do the work right. The most important thing about helping is knowing that I’m helping families and individuals who are not able to afford food and clothes. I want to be a part of a caring and helping community.”

If you, or someone you know, would be a great candidate, please let them know about our Smile for a Lifetime Central Indiana Chapter. We would love to change your life by helping improve your smile. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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Meet the First Gorman and Bunch Smile for a Lifetime Recipient

Get to Know Our First Smile for a Lifetime Recipient

In April of this year, the Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics Smile for a Lifetime Board of Directors selected our first two scholarship recipients, granting them both free orthodontic care for reaching a demanding list of requirements.

One of the winners, Samantha Sager, now attends Purdue University, starting her freshman year as a pre-pharmacy major. We recently sat down and talked with Samantha. Continue reading to see Samantha’s remarkable story and why it was an obvious choice for our board of directors to select her as our first recipient.

Meet the First Gorman and Bunch Smile for a Lifetime Recipient

Can you talk a little about your upbringing?

I grew up on the southside of Indianapolis, the second youngest of six kids. My father passed away when I was three years old, and my mother raised us all on her own. Around the time I was six or seven, she met a man who was involved with the wrong crowd, and my home life became very unstable. As a result, my older siblings began moving out and started lived with friends. By the time I was a freshman in high school, I knew I needed a better environment to really concentrate and be successful in school and in activities. I moved out at the age of 15 and lived with my sister for a short while in Lebanon until she decided to pursue her military career in Alabama. After she moved I stayed with a friend of hers and then eventually moved in with my boyfriend’s parents.

How did you first discover the Smile for a Lifetime program, and what does it mean to you?

I first discovered Smile for a Lifetime after I came in for a free consultation with Heather Edwards at Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, I knew that I would most likely not be able to afford it, even though I’d been working two jobs and saving money. After I told Heather about my situation she suggested that I apply for the scholarship, and I’m so glad I went in for that consultation!

Why is orthodontic treatment so important to you? What do you think a better, healthier smile might grant you?

I’ve always been very insecure about how my teeth look, oftentimes putting myself down because of it. Growing up, I was bullied at school and sometimes by my siblings, who were lucky enough to be born with a perfect smile. I wanted braces so badly that I would ask family members to get them for me for Christmas or my birthday—even pleading with that cheesy line, “but I’ll never ask for anything ever again!” I’ve never really had that much confidence about my teeth, but I have seen it increase significantly ever since I started treatment. Even though I have a long way to go, I know that I will soon have a healthier, prettier smile, and that makes me so happy!

Can you share about your “pay it forward” plan as part of the Smile for a Lifetime program?

I’ve volunteered all throughout high school and made some connections within my community that help me to pay it forward. For example, I’ve served food to the needy at the Shalom House in Lebanon and volunteered in the art department at the local Boys and Girls Club. I’ve also been part of many clubs that focus on giving back to the community, such as Key Club, Best Buddies, and the Thirst Project.

In college, I plan to be part of similar clubs that focus on making the community a better place for everyone. Then after I’ve finished school and paid off my debt, I plan to donate back to the organizations who helped me follow my dreams. I’ve already started a list of different outside scholarships I received for school and Smile for a Lifetime sits at the top. Although it’s not a school-related organization, Smile for a Lifetime is an amazing program that I hope sticks around forever to help those kids who can’t afford it—but deserve it!

What’s next? Where do you plan to go from here in your life?

I now attend Purdue University, studying pre-pharmacy. If everything goes as planned, I will be spending the next six years of my life in West Lafayette! After school, I plan to stay in Indiana and work at a retail pharmacy, unless a different opportunity sparks my interest.

If you know someone who would be a great candidate, please do let them know about our Smile for a Lifetime Central Indiana Chapter.

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How Gorman and Bunch Orthodontics Align With Smile for a Lifetime

How Our Orthodontic Practice Aligns With Smile for a Lifetime

In 2016, immediately after discovering Smile for a Lifetime—a jaw-dropping program (bad orthodontic pun) that rewards deserving, underserved minors with free orthodontic care—we knew its mission aligned perfectly with our core values. And so late last year, we launched the first Central Indiana Chapter of Smile for a Lifetime to bring free braces and Invisalign to those in need across Central Indiana.

Our Smile for a Lifetime program allows kids and teens in Indianapolis and the surrounding communities to submit their application for free orthodontic care—including full coverage of all digital scans, x-rays, appliances and all necessary treatments to straighten teeth and optimize oral health—and offers us a chance to live out our core values and serve the community on a deeper level.

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Specifically, each our seven Groman & Bunch Orthodontic offices is committed to the following mission statement.

Improving the Quality of Life to Those Who Come to Us For Orthodontic Care

As orthodontists, our goal is to make people’s lives better by giving people the ability to smile or have confidence that maybe they wouldn’t have otherwise. We believe every deserves the chance to show off a healthy, good-looking smile, even those who might never be able to afford it on their own. Every child—despite his or her socioeconomic status—deserves a high quality of life, and Smile for a Lifetime helps us spread that message.

Striving for Excellent Results, an Enjoyable Experience, and the Confidence to Smile

In April 2017, the Smile for a Lifetime Board of Directors selected our first recipients for the program. We have been treating two Central Indiana teenagers over the past three months with braces and Invisalign, building their confidence to smile with each appointment.

Providing the Community With Exceptional Service

We currently operate the program out of our five offices in Carmel, Westfield, Kokomo, West Carmel/Zionsville, and Fishers. Anyone who is within reasonable driving distance—approximately one hour—of those offices can absolutely be part of this program. In 2017, we hope to serve more families by expanding the program to include our Marion and Wabash offices.

Who is eligible for Smile for a Lifetime?

Our Smile for a Lifetime Board of Directors meet three times a year to review applications and award up to six scholarships per term. Our board considers candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Between the ages 11 and 19 years old.
  • Lives within one hour driving distance from our Carmel, Westfield, or Kokomo offices.
  • Does not exceed family income threshold of 200% of the Federal Poverty Level Annual Gross.
  • Has a significant esthetic need for braces.
  • Agrees to follow the treatment plan, maintain good oral hygiene, and demonstrate the ability and commitment to make all appointments on time.
  • Currently enrolled student who maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Willing to complete 40 hours of community service during the treatment period.
  • Shows involvement and leadership in extracurricular activities.

If you or someone you know is in need of a healthy smile but without the funds to afford the cost of braces or Invisalign, review the qualifications and apply or share this with a friend or family member who could benefit. Our Smile for a Lifetime Board of Directors will be reviewing and selecting our next round of recipients in August 2017, so don’t delay!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Heather Edwards at 317-867-1133.

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Defining Common Orthodontic Terms That Get Lost in Translation (G - L Edition)

Defining Common Orthodontic Terms That Get Lost in Translation (G - L Edition)

Continuing our blog series on the jargon you’ll likely hear when visiting any of our seven Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics offices, below you’ll even more terms that often get lost in translation.

Be sure to to check out the A-F edition for everything from “Appliance” to “Fixed Retainer,” and continue reading for our G-L edition.

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Also heard in dental offices, gingivitis occurs when the fibrous gingiva tissue at the base of your teeth gets irritated, causing redness and inflammation. It’s a mild form of periodontal (gum) disease, but can lead to more serious oral concerns if not addressed.

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Hard Cast Retainer

After moving all teeth into proper position, we may ask you to wear a hard cast retainer full time for 10 weeks. This clear retainer fits snugly over your teeth and holds them securely into position while the adjoining bone matures. This critical step can help achieve a stable result that will last. We always advise our patients to wear a retainer that fits even years after treatment, so it’s vital to let us know immediately if your hard cast retainer ever breaks, gets lost, or fits poorly.


Everyone’s favorite orthodontic appliance, the headgear includes an external wire known as a facebow that gently guides the growth of your face and jaw by moving your teeth into the correct position. The device applies force to the facebow by a spring-loaded neck strap or head straps, which have a safety release that disconnects if the facebow is pulled or snagged.

Herbst Appliance

This appliance is used to correct skeletal imbalances where the lower jaw is behind the upper jaw. A combined restriction of upper jaw growth with an enhancement of lower jaw growth aids in the correction process. The Herbst appliance is generally worn between 12-15 months.


A hook is a welded or removable arm on your braces bracket where we attach the elastics.

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Impacted Tooth

The term “impacted tooth” encompasses any tooth that has not yet emerged, does not have adequate space to grow, or is poorly positioned in your mouth and needs help coming in.


This is the first step in making a model of your teeth for creating personalized orthodontic appliances. They are made by seating into a container filled with a rubber-like material over your teeth. That material then hardens to produce a mold of your teeth, which we examine to create the proper orthodontic treatment plan for you. Not many people’s favorite process, but fortunately with our 3D digital scanners we have eliminated most traditional impressions from our offices!


Invisalign is a technology created using computer scanners and virtual reality to move teeth gradually using clear, customizable and removable appliances called aligners. Read more about our Invisalign treatment here.


Positioned at the front of our mouths, the four incisors are used to cut through food.

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Ligature Tie

Typically made out of elastic, the ligature is the elastic tie we use to attach the bracket to the archwire. (Look here for a refresher on what “bracket” and “archwire” mean.)

Lower Bonded Retainer

After treatment with Invisalign or braces, we oftentimes place a lower bonded retainer behind the bottom front teeth, glued to the lower canine teeth. This “permanent” retainer keeps your lower teeth straight over the long term, without the potential for loss or damage with a removable retainer. Proper brushing and flossing are extremely important to keep this type of retainer clean and keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Are there other terms you’ve heard around our office that you’d like to know more about? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for the M-Z edition coming soon!

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How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Whether it’s investing in a time share property or buying cookies from the neighborhood Girl Scout Troop, we all like to know the final price tag before opening our wallets to pay for anything.

We know the same holds true when investing in Invisalign or any orthodontic treatment, and so we assembled the following info to help you know what you’d be biting off (pun intended) when choosing Invisalign treatment for your teenager, spouse, or yourself at Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics.

What Our Invisalign Treatment Includes

A number’s just a number until it’s attached to the promise of certain deliverables. And so before we dive into the cost of our Invisalign treatment, it’s important to know what you’d actually be paying for at any of our Indianapolis-area Gorman & Bunch Orthodontic Offices.

We’re proud to share that we lead the way in Invisalign treatment in Indiana. We’ve worked with kids and adults for more than 16 years, bringing smiles to over 1,100 patients. For most of those, the plan included anywhere between 5-10 total visits with a new set of aligners delivered every 12 weeks. And, on average, it took 12-24 months for our highly-qualified clinical assistants and doctors to transform their teeth and gums into a healthy smile, using a custom-made series of clear, removable aligners that gradually guide teeth into place.

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Types of Patients Who Can Be Helped By Invisalign

We’ve used our Invisalign treatment to help teens and adults with all types of needs—not just basic or common needs. We’ve worked with patients who were experiencing overcrowding and open spacing, helped those with overbites and underbites, and treated those with deep bites and open bites. We’ve even worked with patients who have missing and impacted teeth.

The moral of the story? We believe that our extensive experience allows us to apply Invisalign treatment to almost any oral need.

How Much Invisalign Costs Our Patients

And now that you know the hows, whys, and whos, it’s time to explore the whats you and your wallet can expect.

As with any orthodontic treatment, there is no standard process for Invisalign. Each case we encounter looks drastically different than the last and requires its own unique game plan—based on such factors as our mutual goals, the intricacies involved, the length of treatment, available insurance coverage, etc.

With that said, we like to give our patients a choice in treatment options without the added stress of a difference in cost, and so we do not have an added fee for Invisalign versus traditional braces. Total treatment time takes an average of 12-24 months, due in part to Invisalign’s unique design and our patients’ commitment to regularly wearing their aligners.

Want to find out more about what your specific Invisalign treatment might cost? Schedule a complimentary consultation with any of doctors and be sure to ask about our payment plans and financing options.

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Why You’re Likely an Ideal Candidate for Invisalign

We find that many Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics’ patients walk into our offices erroneously assuming they’re not going to be an ideal candidate for Invisalign treatment. That it was for the next patient, not for them. We’re not exactly sure where that idea originated, but it’s just not true—not in any of our Central Indiana Offices at least.

Since we first added the technique in the year 2000, we’ve been able to help more than 1,100 patients (as of the writing of this blog) in our Wabash, Marion, Kokomo, Westfield, Zionsville, Fishers, and Carmel offices—making us the top provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in the state of Indiana. And we’ve actually treated more cases with Invisalign than 99% of doctors throughout the entire continent of North America.

We simply couldn’t reach those numbers if “the next patient” was the ideal candidate for Invisalign. You’re most likely that next patient! Let’s explore why by answering some common questions.

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Invisalign Can Fix It

How Does Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment Work?

Invisalign allows you to choose something other than braces to straighten your teeth. No metal brackets. No wires. Not even any messy impressions of your teeth.

Instead, we digitally scan your teeth to create a 3D model of your mouth that we then use to make your first set of aligners to fit precisely over your upper and lower teeth. As you wear the clear, plastic aligners for 22 hours a day—only taking them out to eat, brush, and floss your teeth—your teeth gradually shift toward proper alignment. Every one to two weeks, you switch to a new set of aligners until you receive that healthy smile you desire.


And because the Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, you get to transform your smile without many people knowing.

Can Invisalign Aligners Fix Both Minor and Severe Issues?

The short answer is Yes. We’ve been able to use Invisalign on patients with everything from simple crossbites to severe crowding. It’s not just for minor conditions.

In fact, if you’re experiencing any of the following moderate to serious issues, Invisalign can most likely work for you:

  • Large spaces between teeth
  • Overbites and underbites
  • Upper and lower front teeth don’t meet (also known as open bite)
  • Upper front teeth covering too much of the lower front teeth (also known as deep bite)
  • Crowded teeth

Is Invisalign Affordable When Compared to Braces?

At Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics, Invisalign orthodontic treatment can cost the same as traditional braces because we choose not to include additional charges for Invisalign versus traditional braces—not always the case with Invisalign providers.

And so, for many of our patients, they get to choose between traditional braces and Invisalign based on what works best for their lifestyle than what costs less.

If you’re one of the ones thinking Invisalign only works on the next patient, hopefully the above information gives you cause to think again. Please do let us know if you’d like to find out for sure if you’re the ideal candidate for Invisalign.

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