Invisalign – Rio Rancho, NM

Straightening Your Smile Without Metal Braces

Woman holding an aligner for Invisalign in Rio Rancho, NM

While it is possible for adults to straighten their misaligned teeth with traditional metal braces, you may not want to have to deal with the awkwardness of wearing unsightly metal brackets and wires to work. Luckily, with Invisalign, you can straighten your smile with an orthodontic treatment that’s virtually unnoticeable. And since Invisalign is removable, you won’t have to worry about changing your diet during the treatment. Reach out to our Rio Rancho office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ranjbaran if you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign.

Why Choose Southwest Dental for Invisalign?

  • Discreet, Expertly Customized Aligners
  • Comfortable, Welcoming Dental Office
  • Flexible Financing Plans Available

How Invisalign Works

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Multiple clear plastic aligners will be created at the beginning of your treatment. Each aligner is designed to shift your teeth slightly closer to where they need to be until your entire smile reaches its ideal alignment. You will wear your aligners for about 20 to 22 hours a day, and you’ll switch to a new set every two weeks. Throughout the treatment, you’ll periodically return to our office so that we can make sure that everything is going according to plan.

Indications for Invisalign

Woman putting in a single aligner for Invisalign in Rio Rancho, NM

Is Invisalign right for you? It might be if you have any of these orthodontic issues:

Crowded Teeth

Teeth that are too close together can make brushing and flossing more difficult, increasing your risk of developing cavities and gum disease. Invisalign can correct your teeth so that they’re properly spaced apart.

Gaps Between Teeth

It’s easier for food to become trapped in your smile if there are significant gaps between your teeth. By closing the spaces with Invisalign, you can lower your overall risk for oral health issues.

Bite Alignment

Underbites, overbites, and crossbites can easily lead to TMJ disorder and other problems. In many cases, Invisalign can be used to correct bite-related issues.

The Benefits of Invisalign

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Choosing Invisalign as an alternative to braces has several benefits. Here are some of the advantages you’ll be able to enjoy:

  • The aligners can be taken out of your mouth during meals, so there won’t be any limitations on what you can eat.
  • The smooth plastic material used to make your aligners won’t irritate or poke the inside of your mouth.
  • The average Invisalign treatment can be completed in about 12 to 18 months. Meanwhile, traditional braces sometimes have to be worn for up to 2 to 3 years.
  • Clear aligners are virtually undetectable when worn. You can smile with confidence without having to worry about attracting attention for the wrong reasons.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

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Invisalign is a highly customizable treatment, so not every patient ends up paying the exact same price. The amount you pay will be influenced by factors such as the severity of your misalignment and the number of aligners you receive. We’ll give you an estimate of the cost of your Invisalign treatment during your initial consultation, and we’ll help you explore your financial options to help make paying easier.