Invisalign® in ABQ
Brian K. Dennis, DDS PC provides Invisalign services in Albuquerque, NM. Call 505-292-1051 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Invisalign is an advanced orthodontic system that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth rather than brackets and wires. Dr. Dennis was one of the first general dentists in the United States to be certified by Invisalign to provide aligner therapy to patients. With his years of experience working with the Invisalign system, Dr. Dennis will carefully plan how your teeth should move during treatment and Invisalign will fabricate your aligners to his exact specifications.
Why Choose Invisalign®?
Invisalign® patients love that their aligners allow them to transform their smiles without a mouth full of metal. Coworkers and classmates won’t even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Comfortable & Convenient
Invisalign's® state-of-the-art SmartTrack material is thin and comfortable, unlike cumbersome metal braces. You’ll be able to eat, brush, and floss the same as always with Invisalign.
When you wear your aligners as instructed, results may even be faster than with traditional metal braces.
More Effective Treatment, Proven Results
Thanks to its SmartTrack material and SmartForce features, Invisalign can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including cross bites, open bites, overbites, underbites, crowding, and gapped teeth.
Invisalign® Treatment Process
Scan Your Smile
Dr. Dennis uses a CEREC or Medit digital scanner to create accurate 3D impressions of your teeth and jaws.
Create a Treatment Plan
With ClinCheck software by Invisalign, Dr. Dennis is able to create a treatment plan using the 3D model from your digital impressions.
Preview Your Smile
The most exciting part of your first appointment is when you get a preview of how your teeth will shift throughout your treatment—and what your smile will look like once treatment is complete.
Create Your Aligners
After Dr. Dennis finalizes your treatment plan, your Invisalign aligners are fabricated using a high tech 3D printing process.
Wear Your Aligners
Invisalign aligners only work when you wear them, so it’s important to wear them for 20 to 22 hours each day, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss. As you progress through each set of aligners, your teeth will gradually shift into their new positions.
Call 505-292-1051 to schedule your appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign
Is Invisalign worth getting?
Yes, Invisalign is worth getting. Not only is it worth it to feel confident in your smile, but straighter teeth are healthier teeth. They’re less prone to decay because brushing and flossing is easier and the risk of abnormal wear and damage from improper bite is reduced.
Can I not wear Invisalign for a day?
One of the benefits of Invisalign is that your aligners can be taken out, but it’s important to not make a habit of this because Invisalign only works when you use it. If you take out your aligners often and leave them out for extended periods, it can lengthen your treatment time.
Is Invisalign effective for adults?
Yes, Invisalign is effective for adults which is why it’s such a popular orthodontic solution. It works just as well as traditional braces without any of the hassles—and because your aligners are clear, you’ll never feel self-conscious at work or social events.
How painful is Invisalign?
Invisalign isn’t painful, although there are times when it can be uncomfortable. When you first start wearing your aligners, you’ll experience some feelings of tightness and pressure, but you’ll get used to this after a few days. Then, whenever you switch from one set of aligners to the next, you may experience some tightness again, but this rarely lasts more than a day.
Do teeth move back after Invisalign?
Your teeth will only move back after Invisalign if you don’t wear your retainers as recommended. Just like with traditional braces, you need to maintain your results. Luckily, Invisalign Vivera retainers are made with clear plastic, making them comfortable and discreet.