Braces & Clear Align Experts in Carmel

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Dr. Emerick and the whole team at Emerick Orthodontics can’t wait to hear from you. Your questions are always appreciated, so be sure to reach out, no matter what’s on your mind! It’s time to take the first step towards a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Whether you’re in Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, or somewhere in between, you’ve found your smile solution.

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Carmel Orthodontic Office

Emerick Orthodontics
12863 Broad Street
Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 660-5552

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

A Trusted Orthodontist in Carmel

Dr. Tara Emerick's path to orthodontics began with her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advancing to a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Her dedication led her to Indiana University School of Dentistry, followed by an esteemed orthodontic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Completing her residency, Dr. Emerick earned a Certificate in Orthodontics and a second Master’s Degree in Oral Sciences. Her research, particularly on orthodontic root resorption, has been published and recognized within the orthodontic community. Achieving Board Certification by the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Emerick exemplifies the highest standards of care and commitment to her patients.

Carmel Braces

Braces in Carmel are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Since they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.

Braces don’t require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, meaning Carmel braces are a cost-effective orthodontic option.

Traditional metal braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They’re made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are affixed to the teeth and then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics.

These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in as long as you have regular adjustments with our doctors.

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Carmel Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists in Carmel and are the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, the clear aligners system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth gradually.

Clear aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. To keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you’ll need to switch your invisible trays out for the next one in the series every one to two weeks as directed by Dr. Emerick.

The clear aligners system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20 – 22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.

Clear aligners are at their most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, clear aligners may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dr. Emerick at Emerick Orthodontics in Carmel will allow us to determine your eligibility for clear aligners.

Carmel Braces & Clear Aligners: Find the Treatment for You

Dr. Emerick has lots of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our offices in Carmel for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, lip movement, and face shape.

Using these as the basis for braces or clear aligners treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for you. To learn more about Carmel Orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Emerick Orthodontics.

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