Many patients desire a straighter smile but aren't willing to deal with the hassle and appearance of braces.
Dr. Steve Ollason offers Invisalign®, a straightening system that allows patients to enjoy discreet treatment using clear aligners.
So, why should you choose our top-rated dental practice in Albuquerque, NM, to achieve a more attractive smile?
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An Invisalign Preferred Provider New Mexico Smile Center
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The entire staff at this office is top notch! The quality of care that Dr. Ollason and his staff have for their patients is remarkable! I give my highest recommendation! I trust my dental care 100%! FIVE STARS!!!!!View on Google
Dr. Ollason is a fantastic dentist and his staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I can honestly say I look forward to going to the dentist and I now smile with confidence thanks to New Mexico Smile Center!View on Google
Ready to Love Your Smile? Request Your Consultation Today
If you're wondering if Invisalign is the right orthodontic solution for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ollason at New Mexico Smile Center so he can evaluate your teeth and answer any questions you have. We look forward to helping you achieve a smile that makes you feel more confident and improves your oral health. If you have questions, fill out our online form and a member of our dental team will be in touch. You can also learn more about orthodontics by calling our Albuquerque, NM, office at:
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Understanding Candidacy for Clear Aligners WHAT OUR ALBUQUERQUE DENTIST WILL CONSIDER
Mild to Moderate CasesInvisalign is best suited to correcting mild to moderate cases of misalignment. If you have a significant case of misalignment, we may recommend traditional braces as an alternative.
Good Overall HealthAny signs of decay, gum disease, or other dental issues must be addressed before using aligners. Dr. Ollason can evaluate and treat your teeth in preparation for Invisalign.
Commitment to the ProcessAligners are worn for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. Patients must be diligent about keeping up with their treatment to experience the best results and avoid adding extra time to their treatment.
No Teeth GrindingTeeth grinding or clenching can wear down aligners over time. If you regularly deal with bruxism, we may recommend another orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth.
How Invisalign Treatment Works
The Invisalign Orthodontic Treatment Process
Achieve Faster Results With Invisalign Express
Patients with mild cases of misalignment may qualify for Invisalign Express, which delivers straighter teeth in six months or less. Invisalign Express uses fewer aligners than regular Invisalign and is an excellent option for minimally rotated teeth. Patients who previously had orthodontic treatment but had their teeth shift out of place by not wearing retainers are also great candidates for this method. Dr. Ollason can help determine whether Invisalign Express or the regular treatment will be best for you.
"Steve and his team made my journey using Invisalign a breeze"
A Versatile Treatment FOR ALL AGES
Though we may tend to think of orthodontics as a treatment for children and teens, adults can benefit from it, too. Many adults feel self-conscious about their misalignment, but don't want to wear braces due to their conspicuous nature. Clear aligners can help adults straighten their teeth discreetly and in a shorter timeframe.
Our dentist Dr. Steve Ollason, serving the residents of Albuquerque and beyond, can explain the different Invisalign treatment plans to you and help you decide which option will be best to correct your misalignment and fit into your lifestyle.
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Caring For Your Aligners
Though your Invisalign aligners from our Albuquerque office are designed to be disposed of every couple of weeks, they should still be cleaned daily because they can harbor bacteria. There are some simple things you can do to keep your Invisalign aligners clean and in good condition:
- Brush your aligners with a soft-bristled toothbrush and liquid soap
- Avoid cleaning your aligners with abrasive cleansers and very hot water
- Rinse your aligners with water after brushing
- Store your aligners in a protective case when not in use
You should clean your aligners every night around the same time you brush your teeth. You can also clean them as needed when they appear visibly dirty.
Failure to clean your aligners properly and as needed can result in discolored aligners, warped aligners, bad breath, and prolonged exposure to bacteria.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost? We Offer Financing Options
Here at New Mexico Smile Center, Invisalign starts at $3,500. We can provide an accurate estimate after your consultation. Like other solutions in orthodontics, Invisalign is usually covered by insurance. Patients without insurance can take advantage of our free Dental Benefits Program, which offers treatment discounts.
We also offer financing through CareCredit®, a third-party company that splits costs into monthly payment plans. This allows patients the opportunity to pay off treatment on a timeline that works for them. Whatever your needs may be, our team is committed to making your dream smile more attainable.
Why Choose a Dentist
OVER AN ORTHODONTIST?
Though many people think they need an orthodontist when it comes to straightening teeth, orthodontists aren't the only professionals capable of providing patients with Invisalign. Dr. Ollason in Albuquerque, NM, has undergone special training to become an Invisalign provider so he can create and complete your treatment plan just as an orthodontist could.
"Made my visit exceptional"
Dr. Steve Ollason and his staff are beyond great. I usually dread going to the dentist, but Dr. Ollason and his staff made my visit exceptional. They answered all of my questions and made sure that I was comfortable. I will continue to get all of my dental work from New Mexico Smile Center.View on Google
We love everyone in this office. From Dr. Steve to Marie and all in between. I have never had such straight forward care for myself and my husband. Would highly recommend New Mexico Smile to anyone looking for a great dentist and overall practice!View on Google