Welcome to Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics

Our mission is to work with our patients to create perfect, shining smiles that improve self-esteem and brighten your world.

At Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics, we know what you look for in an orthodontist: someone who is professional, experienced, outgoing, and dedicated to helping you achieve your very best smile! Since 1994, we’ve been proud to serve our patients with the kind of orthodontic care that they expect and deserve.

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  • Dr. Anthony Puntillo, Dr. Christopher Crane, and Dr. Carolyn Gardiner are completely focused on you, our patient, at all times. Your comfort is our top priority!
  • We are dedicated to using the most advanced orthodontic techniques to help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. We are an Invisalign® provider.
  • Our commitment to state-of-the-art technology with impressionless scanners can be seen throughout the office. We use digital imaging, i-CAT® CT scanning, and digital, paper-free charting.

Please feel free to contact one of our four beautiful orthodontic offices in Crown Point, Merrillville, Schererville, or Valparaiso, IN to schedule a complimentary consultation. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, and start you on the path to an amazing smile!

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This is single handedly the best experience with office type situations I’ve ever dealt with, staff ALWAYS KIND always working hard and the doctors are ABOVE par.

Sara 28

I absolutely loved my experience with Puntillo and Crane orthodontics. I’m a Invisalign patient and was taken very good care with Dr. Gardiner and my last visit with Dr. Puntillo himself! The staff and doctors are very very professional and knowledgeable. They are all very friendly and compassionate and kind. They took extra steps to make you feel very safe and comfortable during this horrific pandemic. Very very clean and safe environment!! I love my smile and am so happy I sacrificed wearing my Invisalign trays for 15 months!! Well, well, worth every penny!! I highly recommend this practice! 5 plus stars hands down!!!

Kathryn Kolodziej

I have been going to Puntillo and Crane for about a year now. Everyone there is super nice and explain what they are doing each visit. I love that I get points to use to get gift cards!

Adison Grimes

Dr. Puntillo and his staff are wonderful. I’m happy I chose to go here my teeth look beautiful (Invisalign) 😊

Dionne Zamudio

Puntillo &Crane are awesome! Today was the last day for my Invisalign and my smile is awesome! Thank you so much, Dr. Crane for making my teeth look so good. When I heard from someone that my husband works with about visiting you and starting Invisalign, I had hope. Since the first day, my experience in all of your offices have been amazing. Even with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, you all have been amazing. Thank you to all the nice ladies who have helped me at the front desk. Miss Amanda and Miss Brooke! Always smiling and so helpful and professional in every way. To the ladies in the back scanning, cleaning, placing buttons and hooks on my teeth. All are just wonderful. Especially Julie who put in the wires for my permanent retainers and showing me how to floss with them. You are my best friend Krisiti’s double and I knew I was in good hands. You have a really great vibe, too! And also thank you to Miss Joanne from financing that has emailed me letters so I can get reimbursed through insurance and keeping me up to date on my account and balance. Thank you, Dr Crane for my beautiful smile! I am thrilled beyond words! Thank you all so much!!

Brenda Gourlay

I had a great experience with Puntillo & Crane. My Invisalign were easy and painless. The office did a wonderful job through COVID. I would gladly recommend them to anyone.

Kim Gingher

Dr. Gardiner was kind and informative as always. My 9 year old daughter just finished her phase one in Feb 2021 and I’m getting my smile perfected before my 6 year old son might need to also do phase one. I always recommend them if I hear anyone is looking for orthodontic work.

Kelsey Fry

Everything about my experience was top notch! Friendly staff and great results with Invisalign!

Laura Okerstrom

Puntillo and Crane has a very efficient and well organized office and team. Excellent customer service, excellent and kind staff. Recommend to everyone with orthodontic needs!

Sara Thompson

Absolutely amazing staff! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great smile! They work with you on every level! Love love love!

Jennifer Hobson

Why Trust Our Office

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We offer the latest treatment options, including clear braces and Invisalign, ensuring there is a treatment option for everyone. Let us help you find the treatment that will best meet your smile goals.

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ABO Certified

A board-certified orthodontist, also known as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, has been voluntarily examined by his or her peers on the basis of knowledge and clinical skills.

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Community Involvement

Our goal is to provide the finest orthodontic care with the most comfort and convenience to our patients and parents. Our professional, friendly staff has many years of combined orthodontic experience.