Albuquerque Invisalign Experts

For teens and adults who want the same results traditional braces provide, but with more freedom and flexibility, Invisalign could be the answer! Rio Grande Orthodontics is your trusted expert straightening smiles for patients of all ages in Albuquerque, Edgewood, Espanola, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, and the surrounding areas.

What is involved in Albuquerque Invisalign treatment?

By using a series of clear, removable aligners, the Invisalign system aligns your teeth and improves your oral health. When used as directed, Invisalign has been proven to be just as effective as traditional braces at treating many of the most common orthodontic problems.

We will use x-rays and digital impressions to create a precise 3D image of the teeth at your initial consultation. We will use this to build an aligner designed just for your smile. The trays are constructed of a smooth, comfortable material that fits firmly over your teeth. These customized trays will be to be switched out every 1-2 weeks to keep up with the teeth as they move into their desired new positions.

What makes Albuquerque Invisalign treatment advantageous?

Invisalign aligners boast a nearly invisible appearance and the convenience of being removable. This design allows you to take them out before meals or snacks, eliminating concerns about food particles getting trapped as they might with traditional braces. Additionally, removing the aligners for oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing simplifies maintaining excellent dental health, which is crucial during orthodontic care.

The ability to remove your aligners means there are no dietary restrictions, a notable advantage over the limitations often encountered with conventional braces. With Invisalign, enjoying your favorite foods is still on the menu, as long as you remove the aligners beforehand to prevent any staining. It's recommended to clean and rinse your aligners with warm water at least daily.

Invisalign also eliminates the discomfort of sharp wires and the need for adjustments typically associated with braces. However, Invisalign users are advised to visit their orthodontist every 6-8 weeks for check-ups to ensure their teeth are aligning as planned.

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How does Albuquerque Invisalign system work?

The Invisalign system is pretty straightforward. You'll wear each aligner for about two weeks, and should only be removed to eat, drink, brush, or floss. As the aligners are replaced with the next one in the series, your teeth will be moving gradually, until they reach their new and improved positions.

During your visits with Albuquerque Orthodontics, we will check to make sure treatment is progressing as planned. You must change the aligners on time and wear them as you are instructed to do. This is the most important part of the success of your smile with Albuquerque Invisalign. Your trays will be custom designed to fit your unique dental needs. They will need to be changed often to keep up with the shifting of the teeth as they begin to straighten. Not changing aligners as scheduled or skipping your appointments can quickly undo any progress that has been made.

Keep in mind that every patient will respond to orthodontic treatment differently. Since Invisalign works in a slightly different and less invasive way than braces to straighten your teeth, it's hard to say for sure how long each patient will have to wear their aligners before you see encouraging and significant results. The average is somewhere between 6 and 18 months, this can vary widely from case to case. Treatment time depends in large part on patient compliance.

We estimate average treatment based on patients following the recommended guidelines. This means wearing aligners for at least 20-22 hours every single day during the entire treatment. Straying from this schedule even a little bit can add extra time to your overall treatment. Invisalign can only work if patients stick to the program.



Transform Your Smile with Invisalign at Rio Grande Orthodontics in Albuquerque

Discover the path to your perfect smile with Invisalign at Rio Grande Orthodontics in Albuquerque. Our expert team is ready to provide you with a personalized and transformative orthodontic experience. Don’t wait to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us today to schedule your free consult and begin your Invisalign journey.