Your Smile’s Best Friend

There’s never been a better time to straighten your teeth with the most advanced clear aligner in the world. Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics is your go-to destination for Invisalign in Crown Point, IN. We understand the power of a confident smile; that’s why we’re proud to bring the latest advancements in the orthodontic field to the heart of Crown Point.

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Why Choose the Invisalign Treatment?

Many great things come with choosing Invisalign at Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics—getting a perfect smile is easier and more comfortable than ever.

  • Faster treatment: With Invisalign, you’re on the fast track to your dream smile. Weekly aligner changes mean you’ll see progress sooner. Depending on your unique response to treatment, we may even consider longer intervals between aligner changes, especially for mature adults.
  • Proven results: Invisalign is powered by SmartTrack® material and SmartForce® features, which have been clinically proven to enhance control over tooth movement. This means you can trust that Invisalign will deliver the results you desire.
  • Better Fit and Comfort: Invisalign aligners are crafted from SmartTrack material, designed to fit snugly and comfortably around your teeth. They’re not only effective but also easy to put on and take off.
  • Effective for Various Conditions: Invisalign clear aligners can tackle a wide range of teeth-straightening issues, including crossbites, crowding, open bites, gapped teeth, overbites, and underbites. No matter your concern, Invisalign has you covered.
  • Virtually invisible: Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible when worn. Most people won’t even realize you’re undergoing treatment, allowing you to carry on with life confidently.
  • Practical Treatment: Invisalign trays are not only smooth and comfortable but also removable. This means you can continue enjoying your favorite foods, maintain your regular oral hygiene routine, and live life as usual.
  • Convenient Office Visits: We know you’re busy, and that’s why Invisalign treatment is designed to fit seamlessly into your schedule. You’ll only need to visit our office every six weeks for quick and hassle-free checkups.

Our Treatment Process

At Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics, we’ve streamlined the Invisalign treatment process to make it as easy and convenient as possible for our patients. Here’s what you can expect:

01 – Initial Consultation

Your journey begins with a friendly and informative initial consultation. During this visit, we’ll assess your orthodontic needs and discuss your smile goals. We want to understand your unique concerns and expectations to tailor the treatment plan to you.

02 – Custom Treatment Plan

After the consultation, we’ll use 3D digital imaging technology to create precise, digital images of your teeth. With these images, we can map out a customized treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and the estimated duration of your treatment.

03 – SmartTrack® Material

The magic of Invisalign lies in its proprietary SmartTrack® material. We’ll create your custom aligners from this advanced material, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit. These aligners are virtually invisible, so you can confidently wear them during your teeth straightening journey.

04 – Aligner Wear and Care

Wearing your Invisalign clear aligners is simple. You’ll need to wear them for 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, removing them only for eating, brushing, and flossing. We’ll provide clear instructions on how to care for your aligners and maintain your oral hygiene routine.

05 – Monitoring Progress

As you progress through your aligners, your teeth will gradually and gently shift into their desired positions. We’ll schedule checkup appointments every six weeks or as needed to monitor your progress and address any questions or concerns you may have.

06 – Post-Treatment Care with Vivera® Retainers

When your treatment is complete, we’ll discuss the importance of maintaining your beautiful smile with Vivera® retainers. These custom-made retainers are created using the same cutting-edge technology as Invisalign clear aligners, ensuring a perfect fit and long-term results.

We are ABO Certified

At Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics, we take great pride in being ABO Certified (American Board of Orthodontists), which means our orthodontists have voluntarily undergone rigorous examinations by their peers to demonstrate their exceptional knowledge and clinical skills.

This distinction reflects our unwavering commitment to providing you with the highest quality of care and expertise when it comes to your Invisalign journey.

Invisalign For Kids

Just like patients of all ages, kids can benefit immensely from orthodontic care, and there’s a special advantage to starting early when a child’s face and jaw are still in the developmental stage. This early intervention allows our skilled orthodontists at Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics to detect and address common issues such as:

  • overcrowding
  • smile gaps
  • overbites
  • underbites
  • crossbites

Parents often wonder when the right time is for their child to begin orthodontic treatment. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, scheduling a first orthodontic consultation around the age of 7 is recommended, as this is when adult teeth begin to emerge.

While immediate treatment may not always be necessary, rest assured that our experienced team always has your child’s best interests at heart. We carefully monitor their development and make informed decisions about their future treatment when needed.

When it comes to Invisalign for kids, there are several standout benefits:

  • Minimal Emergency Appointments: Invisalign treatment for kids typically involves fewer emergency appointments, offering both parents and children peace of mind.
  • Oral Hygiene Excellence: With Invisalign, there’s no risk of issues like white spots or cavities, as the aligners can be easily removed for thorough brushing and flossing.
  • Comfort and Safety: Invisalign eliminates the discomfort of poking wires and avoids issues like cut lips, gums, or cheeks often associated with traditional braces.
  • Eruption Tabs: These special tabs help us keep a close eye on the eruption of your child’s adult teeth, ensuring it’s precisely tailored to their needs.
  • Blue Dot Indicators: Invisalign’s blue dot indicators act as visual cues, making it easy for parents to know if their kids are wearing the aligners as intended.

Invisalign For Teens

Invisalign for teens has come a long way, offering a treatment that aligns perfectly with the teenage lifestyle. Teens can now straighten their teeth confidently, knowing that their treatment won’t interfere with their daily activities.

Advantages of Invisalign for Teens

  • No pain from rubbing brackets or broken wires and fewer unexpected orthodontist visits
  • Continue to enjoy all of the foods and activities they love
  • Removable trays for easy brushing and flossing
  • Two times more likely to have a boost in self-esteem given the absence of brackets
  • Ability to participate in sports and activities without the worry of bracket-related injuries
  • For those involved in music, aligners won’t interfere with playing instruments or singing

Invisalign For Adults

Invisalign is not just for kids and teens; it’s also the ideal treatment option for adults seeking to enhance their smiles discreetly and comfortably. We understand that adults have unique needs and preferences, and Invisalign aligns perfectly with their busy lives.

Benefits of Invisalign for Adult Patients

  • Improved dental health
  • Boosted self-esteem due to a straighter smile
  • Professional image maintained
  • Comfort from smooth and removable aligners
  • Freedom enjoy eating, drinking, and special occasions

Cost of Invisalign

At Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to achieve their dream smile. The cost of Invisalign treatment can vary, but we’re committed to providing flexible payment options for your convenience.

Factors Affecting Cost

  • The complexity and duration of your treatment plan, as well as specific treatment details, can influence the cost.

Payment Options

  • Discounts: Pay in full by cash or check to receive a courtesy discount.
  • Flexible Arrangements: We offer payment arrangements that suit your needs.
  • Credit Cards: We accept most major credit cards for your convenience.

Insurance Coverage

Some dental insurance plans may cover Invisalign treatment. Check with your provider to explore your benefits.


Will Invisalign treatment fit my lifestyle?

Absolutely! Invisalign aligners are designed to seamlessly integrate with your daily life. They’re removable, so you can continue enjoying your favorite foods and maintain your regular oral hygiene routine.

How many patients have benefited from Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign has transformed the smiles of over 5,000,000 patients worldwide. You’re in excellent company when you choose this advanced orthodontic solution.

Is Invisalign suitable for my orthodontic case?

Invisalign has evolved significantly over the years and can now address a wide range of orthodontic issues. Our experienced team can determine if Invisalign is suitable for your specific needs during a consultation.

How do I initiate my Invisalign treatment?

Starting your Invisalign journey is easy. Schedule a consultation with us to discuss your orthodontic goals and explore your treatment options.

What is the typical treatment duration with Invisalign?

The duration of Invisalign treatment varies based on your unique needs, but the average treatment duration is between 12 and 24 months. During your consultation, we can provide an estimate of your treatment timeline.

What does wearing Invisalign feel like?

Invisalign aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear. You may experience mild discomfort or pressure when transitioning to a new set of aligners, but this is a sign that your treatment is progressing.

Are traditional impressions required to start Invisalign treatment?

No, you don’t have to take traditional impressions. We use advanced 3D digital scanning technology to create precise images of your teeth, eliminating the need for messy impressions.

What's the best way to clean my Invisalign aligners?

Cleaning your Invisalign aligners is simple. Rinse them with lukewarm water and brush them gently with a soft toothbrush. Avoid using hot water or abrasive cleaners to ensure their longevity.

Invisalign® Before & After

Overbite and crowding, followed by restorative treatment to fix shape and discolorations.
This patient had some of the upper front teeth bite behind the lower front teeth, this is also called an anterior crossbite.

Invisalign® Testimonials

More than 5,000,000 people are smiling brighter thanks to the Invisalign system. See how just a few of their lives have changed with Invisalign.

Patient Testimonials

The reason I went with Invisalign is because I’m not a kid anymore. I didn’t want to look like a kid with braces on, and have the hassle of keeping them clean. There is a lot of work to keeping your teeth in good health when you have traditional braces.

Ione Age 58, Administrative Assistant

I definitely smile a lot more. Even though I’m still in treatment, it has given me more confidence. It’s given me something to look forward to. I feel good about myself. I feel good that I have taken the steps to get these braces.

Daniel Age 38, Chauffeur

What I like best about Invisalign is the fact that I can take them out and floss and brush my teeth and put them back in. So it’s not like I’m working around all this metal in my mouth, trying to get the toothbrush and floss in there.

Breanna Age 20, Waitress & Student

I would not have gone the regular braces route because I am in a customer-facing position. I’m in the hi-tech industry, with a lot of people around me that are young and hip and moving and shaking. To be in management, in a hi-tech company with a mouthful of braces in front of customers and prospects and other executive partners, it just wasn’t an option.

Gina Age 31, Analyst Relations

At my age, to have the big metal train tracks in your mouth, I just figured, in person with people, I just wouldn’t feel as comfortable as I would with something that was truly invisible. I really believe in the product. I’m kind of a walking, talking billboard for it.

William Age 31, Investment Broker

I am absolutely, positively thrilled. The fact that I was done with it in less than a year, and really had no inconveniences whatsoever, makes me wonder why I even hesitated.

Vivian Age 53, Nurse

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Take The First Step

Clear aligners aren’t just about straightening teeth; they’re about transforming lives. Embrace the revolution in orthodontics with clear aligners at Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics. Your journey to a remarkable smile starts here—seize the power of clear aligners for a beautiful, healthy smile today!