Crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile, and compromise your oral health.
Invisalign® is a discreet, comfortable alternative to traditional braces that can straighten your smile in a simpler, more comfortable way.
Dr. Tim Kelly can create your dream smile through a customized Invisalign treatment plan at his Albuquerque, NM, office.
Are You Ready To Straighten Your Smile? Contact Our Albuquerque Practice Today
Stop hiding your smile from the world. Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic treatment that can straighten your teeth without using uncomfortable wires and brackets. By using customized clear Invisalign aligners, Dr. Kelly can create a smile you'll be proud to show off. Contact our Albuquerque, NM, practice to request your Invisalign consultation.
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How Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth? Customized Clear Aligners Make It Possible
Making Your Clear Aligners
Your Invisalign aligners are custom-made from impressions that we take of your teeth. Your clear aligners will be fabricated to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Approximately every two weeks, you will change out the current aligners for the next set in the series.
Achieving Beautiful Progress
Over time, your teeth will gradually shift into their desired locations, guided by each successive aligner. While traditional braces must be regularly tightened, this treatment simply involves using a new, slightly different aligner to steer treatment.
Schedule Your Invisalign Consultation
If misaligned teeth are compromising your confidence and oral health, schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, practice. Dr. Tim Kelly has over three decades of clinical dental experience. He has the skill and expertise necessary to address virtually any oral health need and will create a personalized treatment plan to help you meet your goals.
Our team is always available to answer questions about potential treatment. You can contact us online anytime or give us a call at:
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign? Qualifying for Invisalign Aligners
Most patients who are interested in Invisalign treatment will likely qualify for the procedure. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kelly is the best way to determine your candidacy.
During this consultation, Dr. Kelly will assess your:
You must be in good oral health before you can be considered eligible for this orthodontic treatment. Tooth decay and gum disease will need to be corrected first. These conditions would only worsen while wearing your clear aligners, and will compromise your results.
While Invisalign is great for straightening mild to moderate misalignment, patients who have severe malocclusion may have to use traditional wire braces before they can qualify for Invisalign. You can switch from metal braces to Invisalign after a certain degree of correction is achieved.
Commitment To Treatment
An important factor in your candidacy is whether you're committed to the process. Patients will have to wear their clear aligners daily and attend scheduled follow-ups. The aligners are removed only when you eat, sleep, and clean your teeth.
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Invisalign Treatment Process
To find out if you qualify for Invisalign, you must first have a consultation with your dentist. Dr. Kelly will assess your teeth, gums, and jaw joints to determine if the Invisalign system is right for you. Next, we will design a custom treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Most patients finish treatment in about 12 to 18 months.
What Is the Cost Of Invisalign?
The average cost of Invisalign is $4,500-$5,600. The cost of your treatment depends on several factors:
- The complexity of your treatment
- The length of your treatment
- The number of clear aligners needed to achieve your results
- The number of replacement aligners you need due to damaged or misplaced trays
During your consultation, Dr. Kelly will review your customized treatment plan and discuss your cost. Contact our Albuquerque office today to get started.
Payment Options Our Albuquerque Practice Offers
Most dental insurance plans will cover part of your Invisalign treatment. The total cost covered will depend on your plan. Contact our office so we can help you maximize your benefits.
Our Albuquerque practice also offers LendingPoint™ financing to break costs into low-interest monthly payments. Contact us to learn more about this option. Our staff will gladly answer your questions and explain all aspects of third-party financing.
How To Care for Your Aligners and Your Teeth During Invisalign Treatment
During Invisalign treatment, you should:
Brush and Floss DailyBrushing twice daily and flossing once daily will help prevent a buildup of plaque and bacteria that can lead to cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay.
Clean Your AlignersClean your aligners at least once a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and clear, gentle soap. Avoid using toothpaste, as it can discolor your clear trays.
Remove While EatingOne of the benefits of this orthodontic treatment is that the trays are removable. You should remove them every time you are eating or drinking anything besides water to keep food and sugar particles off the trays.
Avoid Hard Bristles
When brushing your aligners, avoid using a hard-bristled toothbrush. These can scratch your aligners and make them more visible.
Avoid Hot Water
Do not use hot water while rinsing and cleaning your aligners. Because your aligners are made of plastic, extremely hot temperatures can warp them and affect your treatment timeline.
Keep Aligners Safe
Put your aligners in their case whenever you remove them. Clear aligners can be easily misplaced or damaged. All of which will increase the time and cost of your treatment.
Maintaining Your Smile After Invisalign
Wear a Retainer
Whether you use braces or Invisalign to straighten your teeth, you must wear a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting back into their previous positions. During the first few months, you'll need to wear your retainer for about 22 hours a day. Eventually, however, you'll be able to scale back to nighttime wear only.
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
Keep your straight smile healthy by brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. Be sure you always use a soft toothbrush and a nonabrasive, ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste. Practicing good oral hygiene reduces cavity-causing plaque, keeping your teeth healthy between cleanings.
Visit Your Dentist
Your orthodontist will want to see you post-treatment to make sure your oral health is on track. You'll also want to be sure you attend routine dental exams and cleanings. These appointments give our team the chance to assess your oral health and detect any problems early on, while they're easier to treat.
Life After Invisalign Treatment
Improved Oral HealthInvisalign promotes healthy teeth and gums. Straighter teeth make it easier to clean areas that were previously hard to reach due to overcrowded and misaligned teeth. You will be better able to prevent cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease following Invisalign treatment.
Enhanced Oral FunctionInvisalign can also improve the function of your bite by putting your teeth into proper alignment. You will be able to speak and chew comfortably after this orthodontic care.
Boosted ConfidenceInvisalign can create a smile that is both healthy and beautiful. Many patients experience a significant boost in confidence following treatment because they love the look of their new smile.
You Don't Need To See An Orthodontist For Your Invisalign Care
One of the benefits of choosing Dr. Kelly for your Invisalign treatment is that you can experience the effects of orthodontics without having to go to a specialist. Dr. Kelly can create your treatment plan and guide you every step of the way towards your new, beautiful smile. Contact our Albuquerque practice today to request your Invisalign consultation.
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Patients Achieve Dazzling Smiles With Our Help
I have received overall excellent dental care... In the past I have neglected orthodontic care. As an older adult I followed Dr. Kelly’s advice to complete a procedure to correct my bite. As I continue this treatment I believe there is an improvement in my bite. Furthermore this will allow me to have a better quality of life. I appreciate the skill and dedication of Dr Kelly and staff.