The Dental Center of South Bend
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

Invisalign® in South Bend, IN

Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth but don’t want traditional metal braces? With Invisalign®, you can achieve a beautiful, straight smile without noticeable metal wires and brackets. Our dentists can help you determine if Invisalign in South Bend is the right choice for you.

What Is Invisalign?

As an alternative to metal braces, Invisalign treatment involves a series of clear, invisible aligner trays that are worn over your teeth. The aligner trays are custom-made to fit your mouth and look similar to teeth whitening trays. Just like traditional braces, Invisalign works by gradually shifting the position of your teeth into the proper place within your mouth. The trays are removable, and you can expect to replace them every two weeks as your teeth continue to shift into position.

What Is the Cost of Invisalign?

Compared to traditional metal braces, many of our patients have found that Invisalign aligners are within a similar price range that’s affordable. The total Invisalign cost will vary for each patient and depends on the complexity of your orthodontic problems and how long you require treatment. Our dentists can help you determine your final Invisalign cost, but we encourage you to contact our office about low-interest financing options and flexible payment plans that may be available.

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?

Treatment time is based on the level of teeth straightening you require, and the total length of your treatment can only be determined by our experienced dentists. For most adult patients, the average treatment time is eight to twelve months. Total treatment time varies for teens.

Invisalign Dentists

A licensed orthodontist or general dentist who has completed specialized training can provide treatment with Invisalign. Our Invisalign dentists have the experience needed to help you obtain high-quality results and achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Invisalign vs Braces: Which Should I Choose?

There’s a lot to consider when making a decision between Invisalign vs braces. While the benefits of having a beautiful, metal-free smile are important, what really matters is effective treatment. If you have an orthodontic issue that only requires a mild-to-moderate correction, such as crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, or minor spacing/crowding problems, Invisalign can be just as effective for you as regular braces. However, if you have an advanced orthodontic problem, traditional braces will likely be more effective. When you come in for your initial consultation, our dentists will help you decide on an option that works best for you.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?

Many of our patients have discovered the benefits of Invisalign compared to traditional metal braces. Here’s just a few advantages of Invisalign for you to consider:

  • The aligner trays can be removed at any time
  • There are no metal wires or brackets to irritate your mouth and gums
  • Easier brushing and flossing compared to braces
  • Works with your busy schedule so you have fewer dental visits (one visit every four to six weeks)
  • Invisible aligners fit over your teeth seamlessly, so no one knows you’re wearing them
  • The ability to enjoy your favorite foods and drinks with no restrictions

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign in South Bend isn’t an option for everyone. We don’t recommend Invisalign for children since their mouths and jaws are still developing. If you have an advanced orthodontic problem, such as severe spacing, crowding, or a badly aligned bite, you may not be an ideal candidate for Invisalign. Contact our office to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced Invisalign dentists to find out if you’re a candidate.

Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance?

If you have dental insurance, your plan may cover a large portion of your total Invisalign cost. To determine if you have Invisalign insurance coverage, contact your insurance provider or call our office for more information.

What Happens After Invisalign Treatment Is Complete?

Just like traditional braces, our dentists recommend wearing Invisalign retainers to maintain your results. Your retainer works by preventing your teeth from shifting back to the position they were in before you started treatment.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very professional staff.
George O.
Always good quality care.
Rebecca T.
Professionalism and friendliness
Vicente H.
Great experience for our grandson. He goes back and has never complained about anything. We also took our 3 son’s there.
Kimberly H.
Polite and efficient staff, and I especially liked meeting the new dentist, Dr. Patel, I believe, as he was very welcoming and professional.
Margaret C.
Great people. Everyone was so friendly. And great price. It was a good experience all around.
Martin M.
The receptionist was very kind. The hygienist was very easy to talk to and informative. The dentist took the time to examine my teeth and make sure I knew the problems I was having.
Kurt K.
Deanna is very thorough and does an excellent job explaining the work being performed. The hygienist that shares work space with Deanna has cleaned my teeth in the past and is great as well.
Jeff J.
I’ve always had great experiences with the hygienists and Very happy with the work dr metzler does…. They all seem to genuinely care about the patient.
Debbie H.
Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
Ariadna R.
Professionalism manner of the staff, dentist was very knowledgable and have a good sense of humor.
Rachael M.
on time,good service ,friendly staff
Robert R.
Everyone is friendly and professional, and service is fast.
Cheryl M.
Staff is very personable and friendly.
Sherry D.
staff is very friendly and competent
Cynthia B.
Friendly, thorough, and competent service/treatment
Daniel S.
Very friendly staff, will be Back! Fast appointment, for a limited exam!
Amber K.
Everyone is fantastic!
Janus H.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
Terry is very thorough and friendly and makes the experience very pleasant.
Julia E.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phone: (574) 367-7000
Fax: (574) 245-7530
Healthcare Financing with
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

For appointments, call us at: (574) 367-7000 or
Book Appointment
For appointments, call: (574) 367-7000
Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
Our Location