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Considering Invisalign in Albuquerque? Harnick Orthodontics Has You Covered

Posted on February 15, 2019


If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a child, Invisalign has likely crossed your mind. You’ve seen the commercials or heard the ads about Invisalign – the revolutionary way to straighten your teeth while avoiding metal braces. But, is Invisalign right for you?

Surprising to patients, Invisalign works for most orthodontic treatment cases. Invisalign treats overly crooked teeth, crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, overbites, crossbites and underbites. If you’re considering Invisalign in Albuquerque, keep reading to see what the hype is all about!

What is Invisalign and How does it Work?

Invisalign corrects your teeth without anyone noticing! A series of custom, clear aligners are created from smooth, invisible plastic based off your treatment plan. You’ll receive a series of aligners, and as you move from set to set, your teeth will gradually move into their desired position.

You’ll wear your Invisalign aligners from 20 to 22 hours a day only removing them to eat, drink, brush and floss. There’s no restriction on what you can eat or drink! Just take your Invisalign aligners out to enjoy foods like popcorn or drinks like coffee, and pop them in right after.

Your initial appointment consists of a 3D scan of your teeth to map out the process of your teeth movement. Based off the scans, we create a treatment plan and come up with a projected treatment time line. Your aligners will be custom made for your treatment plan and you’ll only need to visit your orthodontist about every 6-8 weeks.

Currently, Invisalign is utilized to treat millions of people around the world! This treatment option works great for teens, adults and even children! Let’s dive in a bit deeper about your Albuquerque Invisalign options.

Adult Invisalign in Albuquerque

Harnick Orthodontics understands having metal braces as an adult isn’t very appealing. Whether you’re straightening your teeth for the first time or restarting treatment after forgetting to wear your retainer, Invisalign is the way to confidently get your dream smile!

When you choose Invisalign in Albuquerque at Harnick Orthodontics, you’ll go to less appointments than with traditional metal braces and will smile knowing they are hardly noticeable.

Teen Invisalign in Albuquerque

Let’s face it. With school, dating, sports and hanging out with friends, getting metal braces isn’t the first things teenagers want to do. Luckily, Invisalign Teen allows teens to straighten their teeth without their friends knowing and continue doing what they love without a problem. Teens can eat with freedom, play sports and instruments and go to prom without being self-conscious.

One hesitation Harnick Orthodontics hears from parents about Invisalign for teens is that they won’t wear their aligners reliably. Invisalign Teen is a bit different from traditional Invisalign. These clear aligners come with compliance indicators that wear over time. So, it is easy to monitor the wear of the aligners.

Invisalign First for Children in Albuquerque

Invisalign is now available for children! Yep, you heard it right. Drs. David and Kari Harnick offer Invisalign first in Albuquerque to treat children at a young age. Children only wear their aligners at home, so it doesn’t intrude with their normal routine.

Some advantages of Invisalign First in Albuquerque verse traditional metal braces includes:

  • No emergency appointments for broken appliances or pokey wires
  • Appointments are farther out and shorter in duration
  • Kids can eat what they want! Hello popcorn and laffy taffys
  • Easy brushing, cleaning and flossing

Invisalign First treatment can reduce treatment in the future, reduce the need for further orthodontic needs and identify and intervene with more serious issues.

Cost of Invisalign in Albuquerque

The cost of Invisalign in Albuquerque varies case by case and depending on the severity of your condition. Typically, Invisalign costs the same as metal braces or comes in at just a few hundred dollars more.

While the cost of orthodontic treatment varies depending on each patient’s condition, Harnick Orthodontics is ready to help you find a plan that fits with your budget and needs.

Get Started with Invisalign in Albuquerque Today!

If you’re ready to start your Invisalign treatment in Albuquerque, consider Harnick Orthodontics! Harnick Orthodontics offers Invisalign in Albuquerque and has treated over 1,000 patients with Invisalign.

Drs. David and Kari Harnick are the #1 provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in New Mexico! You or your child can rest assured you’re in good hands when you’re at Harnick Orthodontics. If you’re interested in starting Invisalign or have questions, give our office a call at (505) 831-1600. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation online.

Your smile’s waited

long enough.