Why You’re Likely an Ideal Candidate for Invisalign

October 26, 2016
Jason K. Bunch, DDS, MS

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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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.

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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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    I can’t say enough great things about this office. I am legal guardian of my sister and she is going through Invisalign with them… She’s almost done and I am amazed by the results.
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    This 64 year old had teeth that had begun to overlap in my adult years, which was attributed to having 4 good teeth removed as a child for "Crowded teeth". I waited to fund Invisalign until incurring no penalty for taking IRA funds, other than taxes. I was fortunate to be referred to Dr. Jason Bunch by my dentist, Dr. Jack Nicewander. Dr. Bunch and his Carmel, IN office staff see numerous children and young adults, but welcome the young at heart as well. I trust them and find them accommodating, efficient, professional and compassionate.

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    Cannot say enough good things about this practice! I've been to Westfield and Carmel locations, both are beautiful with helpful and friendly staff. Dr Bunch is experienced, knowledgeable, and truly cares about his patients and strives to get the best results possible for each one!

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    I just started my first week with the Invisalign. The staff has been extremely friendly and helpful through every step.

    Dr Carly’s initial evaluation of my case was extremely thorough and the options were explained in detail to help make an informed decision.

    They’ve certainly exceeded my expectation and from the looks of it, they do a great job with their younger patients as well!

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    I received Invisalign treatment and had a lot going on. As a mom of two children ,under two years old, it’s tough making doctor appointments but let me tell you they make it work! I was with Dr. Carly at the Westfield office and she always encouraged my little sons to come during my appointments. This made things so much easier for me. The staff at Gorman and Bunch were always welcoming and inviting. They would remember you and are honestly genuine people. Let me tell you it is hard finding good medical practices these days but these people are the best. I forever will recommend Gorman and Bunch to young kiddos and adults.

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    From the team up front to the team in the back, everyone is so nice and yet so efficiently on task, it is quite impressive.

    They have reasonable pricing and are willing to help with a payment plan.

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