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Invisalign

Crooked and gapped teeth can have a negative impact on oral health and make patients feel self-conscious about their smile.

Many of our Albuquerque, NM, patients want to straighten their teeth, but they don't want to wear traditional metal braces.

At Parkway Dental, Drs. Michael Haight and Matthew Martinez can improve your appearance with Invisalign® clear aligners...

So, why do so many individuals choose Invisalign treatment to straighten their teeth?

How Does Invisalign Work?

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After undergoing Invisalign treatment, many patients choose to further enhance the appearance of their smile by undergoing teeth whitening or having porcelain veneers placed.

Invisalign Treatment Timeline

During your initial consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, dental practice, our dentists perform a comprehensive assessment of your teeth and gums. Digital scans and x-rays are also taken to ensure there are no dental issues present.

In most cases, Invisalign treatment can be completed in approximately 12 to 18 months. Here are the general steps to expect:

Dental Impressions

To create your aligners, we must first take dental impressions. At our Albuquerque office, we have a digital scanner that captures images of your teeth and gums. This eliminates the need for messy dental putty.

Aligner Fabrication

Your impressions are then uploaded to a computer software program and sent to the trusted Invisalign dental lab. A technician uses your impressions to create your clear aligner trays. The lab works in conjunction with the dentist to achieve the desired result.

First Try-On

When your clear aligners are ready, they will be shipped to our office. We will then schedule another visit to ensure that your first set of aligners fit appropriately. Our team will discuss the Invisalign process with you so you know what to expect.

Active Treatment

You will wear your aligners every day as instructed. During active treatment, patients must continue to brush and floss diligently and clean their aligners daily. In most cases, individuals wear the aligners for two weeks before switching to the next set.

Retention

To prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original positions, you must wear a retainer once active treatment is complete. Our dentist can discuss your retainer options with you to find a solution that fits your needs and lifestyle.

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Everyone at Parkway Dental is so warm and welcoming. The staff is knowledgeable and professional and they provide the highest level of care!

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Ivana Gilmore

2020

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Dr. Haight and his team are the best! Dr. Haight takes time and listens, he’s very caring, genuine and professional. Explains everything in detail. His assistant is wonderful! The staff makes you feel so welcome! Thank you so much!

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Want to straighten your teeth without braces? Talk to our dental team about undergoing a custom treatment plan.

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The team at Parkway Dental in Albuquerque, NM, is proud to provide an exceptional dental experience through:

  • Comfortable, personalized treatment
  • Patient education 
  • High-quality materials and the latest technology
  • World-class care

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (505) 298-7479.

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