Invisalign clear aligners from your Albuquerque, NM dentist
Having straight teeth is not just important for a beautiful smile it is also important for a healthy smile. When teeth are straight, they are less susceptible to decay and disease because it is easier to effectively remove the food particles that lead to plaque buildup. Furthermore, straight teeth place less strain on the jaw joints, which can help prevent TMJ pain or uneven wear. At the office of Mark Johnson, DDS, in Albuquerque, NM, we offer patients with a discreet yet effective way to straighten teeth. With Invisalign, patients can use sets of clear aligner trays to comfortably shift teeth into alignment.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign is a revolutionary method for straightening teeth that has modernized traditional metal braces. Instead of uncomfortable brackets and wires, patients can now address misalignment in an entirely new way.
Invisalign uses custom fabricated sets of clear plastic aligners that are specially designed for each patient. Every two weeks, patients will swap out their current aligners for the next in the series. The aligners are made from a comfortable, BPA-free plastic that places gentle force on the teeth to reposition them into alignment.
Benefits of Invisalign treatment
- Fast and effective – Invisalign works to correct misalignment with an average treatment time of 12 months.
- Convenient – Invisalign trays are removable, which allows you to take them out to enjoy all your favorite foods. You will also be able to practice better oral hygiene to prevent cavities during treatment.
- Versatile – Invisalign is proven effective in addressing a range of mild to moderate misalignment problems including underbite, overbite, crowding, crooked teeth, and gaps between teeth.
Dr. Johnson explains why Invisalign is a great alternative to braces!
When I was about to graduate dental school, I wanted to go into the ortho programme because I wanted to do orthodontics, well I did not and I became a general practitioner. However I started taking orthodontic continuing education courses about 6 months after I graduated. So I have been doing ortho a long time from removable appliances to conventional braces, which we still do sometimes. Finally to Invisalign which I found to be – as far as clear aligner therapies go the best! It cuts conventional ortho time probably in half, it is easy there are no dietary restrictions because you take them out to chew and unless somebody is wearing Invisalign or has worn Invisalign or gets right up in your face, they don’t know that you have these in. it is a nice alternative I think it is actually one of the better alternatives that we have!
Witness the difference in appearance and progress with Invisalign!
Why choose Invisalign over other aligners?
Are they comfortable and safe to wear?
I asked the doctor for a better alternative to braces and he said:
Only Invisalign aligners are made with SmartTrack Technology. Based on years of research it moves teeth more comfortably and predictably than ordinary aligners and in many cases it works faster than braces! So I can develop a custom treatment plan that will work for each of these smiles! That’s why Invisalign aligners have transformed millions of smiles – Invisalign! Transforming lives, changing smiles!
Invisalign® at Mark W Johnson DDS
What is Invisalign®?
Hi, this is Dr mark Johnson, the name of my practice is Mark W Johnson DDS. I’m a general dentist on Albuquerque’s West side, and I want to talk to you about Invisalign®.
Invisalign® is marketed on TV as invisible braces, which I think is a brilliant marketing ploy.
With Invisalign®, through a series of clear aligners, we reposition the teeth to their optimum position.
We optimize the bite relation between the upper jaw and the lower jaw, which releases tension on the temperamental joint or the TMJ and allows the muscles to work more freely.
What are the benefits of Invisalign®?
It’s a very comfortable procedure. There is some minor discomfort as teeth move through bone, which is usual with any orthodontic appliance or braces.
We found that total treatment time decreased because we can wear these almost 24 hours a day. The only time we take it out is to eat, and it goes very smoothly.
Patients love it because they don’t have unsightly silver brackets all over their teeth. We’ve done hundreds of Invisalign® cases and hundreds of regular orthodontic cases as well.
If you’re interested call us and we would love to discuss things with you.
The Invisalign process explained
To get started with Invisalign, patients will schedule an initial consultation and examination with Dr. Johnson. During this appointment, we are happy to answer any questions as we determine if Invisalign is the right choice for your needs. Using advanced technology, we take images of your teeth to map out your aligners and treatment plan. The best part is the technology allows you to see what your final smile will look like.
Next, the images are sent off to the Invisalign laboratory for custom fabrication of your aligners. When they arrive back at our office, you pick them up along with instructions for care and use. Invisalign’s effectiveness relies on compliance. While the trays are removable, it is important to wear them an average of 22 hours per day to get the best result. Once your treatment is complete, you will be given a retainer to wear at night to keep your teeth properly positioned.
Invisalign has in its more than 20-year history improved the appearance and health of 8 million smiles worldwide. It even has the backing of the National Football League, as the “official aligners” of the NFL. You can trust your new smile to this proven, technologically-advanced straightening method.
Ready for a new smile? We bet you are. Call the Albuquerque office of Mark W Johnson, DDS today at (505) 926-5160.
Dr. Johnson has always loved assisting others and aspired to be a dentist himself. He started private practice after receiving his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where he has served the Albuquerque community for almost three decades.
Dr. Johnson's dental team's objective is to instruct, educate, and encourage their dental family to strive for and achieve optimal oral health, as well as to provide valuable, excellent dental care in a warm, friendly, and compassionate atmosphere.
He constantly expands his knowledge through continuing education classes in procedures like Invisalign® and various dental techniques. He and his colleagues work hard to go above and beyond your expectations.