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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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Invisalign is a clear alignment system that allows patients to enjoy discreet treatment using nearly invisible trays. Dr. Steve Ollason is an Invisalign Preferred Provider who can help you achieve the straight smile you desire.

"Friendly, knowledgeable, and professional"


Carmen Valerio


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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!!!!!

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Natalie Tanenbaum


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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!

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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:

(505) 275-1663

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Understanding Candidacy for Clear Aligners WHAT OUR ALBUQUERQUE DENTIST WILL CONSIDER

Mild to Moderate Cases

Invisalign 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 Health

Any 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 Process

Aligners 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 Grinding

Teeth 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 


During your initial consultation at our Albuquerque office, Dr. Ollason will examine your teeth and learn about your cosmetic goals. If we determine you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we will begin the process by taking digital impressions using our advanced iTero digital scanning system. Digital impressions are very quick and easy compared to traditional dental putty impressions.


The impressions are sent to an off-site Invisalign lab, where dental technicians will craft your custom set of aligner trays. The number of trays depends on the extent of treatment needed. Once the aligners are ready, you'll return to our office to ensure they fit correctly and receive detailed treatment instructions.


The aligners are to be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, only to be removed when eating, brushing, or flossing. Patients must take extra care to keep track of their aligners and keep them clean. Each set of trays is worn for about one to two weeks. You'll visit our office every six to eight weeks for a maintenance check-up to ensure your teeth are aligning correctly.


Your new smile is complete. A typical Invisalign treatment timeline can range from about 12 to 18 months. At your last appointment, Dr. Ollason will explain aftercare instructions to maintain your new smile. Patients must wear their last set of aligners or retainers to sleep every night to ensure their teeth remain in the proper position.

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"


Dennis Plummer


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Steve and his team made my journey using Invisalign a breeze. They are by far the best dentistry services I've used.

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Donald McLemore


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Great attention to detail, concern for customers and professional competence.

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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.

If you or your child have mild to moderate misalignment and you're considering Invisalign, we invite you to fill out our contact form or call our office, New Mexico Smile Center, in Albuquerque, NM:

(505) 275-1663

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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.

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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"


Keely Williams


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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.

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Lisa Mccloskey


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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!

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The team of dental professionals at New Mexico Smile Center

New Mexico Smile Center

Dr. Steve Ollason and the team at New Mexico Smile Center are dedicated to helping you create a healthy, radiant smile that lasts a lifetime. We are proudly affiliated with the: 

  • American Dental Association
  • New Mexico Dental Association

If you are ready to transform your smile, request a consultation online or call us at (505) 275-1663 to learn more

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This is a great dental practice--you won't find better in Albuquerque. Dr. Ollason is an excellent dentist and a very personable fellow.

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