Invisalign in Las Cruces, NM

Why People Are Choosing Invisalign® Over Braces

Are you looking to achieve beautiful, straight teeth in a discrete way? Invisalign is the leading provider of clear braces and guarantees stunning results. These durable clear aligners are custom designed to fit each person’s smile and are practically invisible.

Many people avoid obtaining traditional braces due to their metal components and unattractive look. Luckily, these people can choose Invisalign as a more attractive, pain-free option. These clear aligners are also known to straighten teeth faster than traditional braces and provide patients with more freedom in their daily lives.

The Invisalign Process

Invisalign can straighten your teeth in as little as 12-18 weeks. While you’ll visit Dr. Borham periodically for check-ups, the Invisalign process is simple and allows you to spend less time at our office and more time doing what you love.

Step 1 — Visit Dr. Borham for your initial consultation and so he can take 3D digital images of your teeth using his advanced technology. He will also show you a simulation of what your teeth will look like after Invisalign as well.

Step 2 — Once your aligners have been custom created to fit your smile, you’ll visit our office to pick up your first set.

Step 3 — Wear your aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day. You may take them out to eat and for special occasions, but should be left in for most of the day for accurate results.

Step 4 — You’ll visit our office every 6-8 weeks to receive your next sets of clear aligners.

How 100% At- Home Aligners Compare to Invisalign

Recently, more and more clear aligner brands have been creating their own versions of Invisalign. They claim to be less expensive but just as effective — but are they?

Unlike Invisalign, many clear braces companies offer online services to upload photos of your teeth. They then create your aligners and mail them directly to your home.

While this method seems more convenient, it doesn’t require you to check in with a dentist to ensure your teeth are shifting properly. Receiving Invisalign from a professional dentist provides more accurate results due to the fact that they can take precise images using their advanced technology and can physically examine your teeth between sets to track your progress.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Does Invisalign hurt?

Invisalign consists of plastic aligners designed to sit comfortably on your teeth. Contact Dr. Borham by calling 575-523-5589 if you experience pain during the process.

Is Invisalign covered by insurance?

The cost of your Invisalign varies based on your insurance plan. Each insurance provider offers different coverage for your treatment, so contact our staff or your provider directly for exact coverage information.

How do you clean and maintain your Invisalign trays?

Cleaning your trays is as easy as brushing the inside and outside of them with toothpaste and lukewarm water. You may also purchase a special Invisalign cleaning system.

Can I remove my braces and get Invisalign?

Patients often find Invisalign to be more convenient than braces. Depending on how far along you are in the process, Dr. Borham may approve you to switch from braces to Invisalign.

Is Invisalign removable?

The Invisalign trays are removable, but we recommend wearing them for at least 20-22 hours a day.

How long does the Invisalign treatment take?

Typically, the treatment process takes 12-18 months. The timeline may vary depending on the alignment of your teeth.

What can’t I drink and eat while wearing Invisalign?

There are no restrictions on what food or beverages you can consume — simply remove your trays while eating or drinking to avoid damage.

Can you drink alcohol while wearing Invisalign?

Yes, you can drink alcohol while wearing them, but we recommend washing your aligners after drinking.

Can you drink coffee while wearing Invisalign?

Yes, but make sure the coffee isn’t too hot and brush after drinking coffee to avoid stains.

Achieve A Beautiful, Straight Smile

If you’re looking to straighten your teeth or correct their alignment, you’ll discover that Invisalign is the most convenient and discreet way to do this. The aligners are nearly invisible so no one will even notice you’re wearing them.

Dr. Borham and Dr. Oushy  are experienced dentists and will create a customized treatment plan to fit your needs. Contact us at 575-523-5589 to learn more about Invisalign and achieve the smile of your dreams.