Invisalign® Clear Aligners in Farmington, NM

Are You Ready to Unlock Your Perfect Smile?

Are you dreaming of a straighter, more confident smile without the hassle of traditional braces? Look no further! Welcome to Desert Hills Dental Care, where our Farmington dentists bring you the innovative solution of Invisalign clear aligners. Say goodbye to metal brackets and wires – Invisalign offers a virtually invisible way to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Let’s dive into the world of Invisalign and explore how it can transform your smile journey.

Understanding Invisalign Clear Aligners: A Subtle Path to a Stunning Smile

Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment designed to straighten your teeth with a series of custom-made, clear aligners. These aligners are discreet, comfortable, and provide a convenient alternative to traditional braces. Crafted from smooth, BPA-free plastic, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible when worn, making them an excellent choice for individuals seeking a more subtle approach to teeth straightening.

Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners

  • Discreet: Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth with confidence.
  • Comfort: The smooth plastic aligners offer a comfortable wearing experience without the irritation of metal braces.
  • Removable: Enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions by easily removing your aligners during meals.
  • Easy Oral Hygiene: Brushing and flossing are a breeze as you can remove the aligners to maintain your oral hygiene routine.
  • Predictable Results: The digital treatment planning ensures accurate results and a clear vision of your smile’s transformation.

The Invisalign Clear Aligners Process

Initial Consultation

Your journey begins with a consultation at Desert Hills Dental Care in Farmington, NM. Our skilled team will assess your dental condition, discuss your smile goals, and determine if Invisalign is the right choice for you.

Custom Design

Using advanced technology, we’ll create a digital 3D model of your teeth, allowing us to visualize the entire treatment process. This ensures a precise and tailored plan for your smile transformation.

Treatment Plan Preparation

Based on the digital model, a series of custom aligners will be crafted. Each set of aligners corresponds to a specific stage of your treatment, gradually shifting your teeth into their desired positions.

In some cases, interproximal reduction may be required. This procedure involves removing a small layer of enamel from adjacent teeth to help the aligner trays fit better and give your teeth more room to move. 


Once your aligners are ready, you’ll visit our Farmington, NM office to receive your first set. Our team will ensure they fit comfortably and provide instructions for proper wear and care.

Follow-Up Appointments

Throughout your treatment, you’ll have periodic check-ins with our experts. These appointments allow us to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your smile transformation is on track.

Switching Aligners

Approximately every one to two weeks, you’ll switch to the next set of aligners. Each new aligner builds on the progress of the previous one, gradually moving your teeth into alignment.

Completion and Retention

Once your treatment plan is complete, we’ll probably provide you with a retainer to maintain your beautifully aligned smile. Consistently wearing your retainer will help prevent teeth from shifting back to their original positions.

Caring for Your Invisalign Clear Aligners

Taking proper care of your Invisalign clear aligners is essential to ensure a smooth and successful teeth-straightening journey. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to care for your aligners and maintain the health of your teeth during the treatment process:

Maintain Excellent Oral Hygiene

Before putting your aligners back in your mouth, make sure your teeth and gums are clean. Brush and floss thoroughly to prevent food particles from getting trapped between your teeth and the aligners.

Use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristle toothbrush to brush your teeth gently. Avoid abrasive toothpaste that could scratch the aligners.

Clean Your Aligners Regularly

Rinse your aligners with lukewarm water every time you remove them to minimize the buildup of saliva and bacteria. Use a clear antibacterial soap or an Invisalign cleaning solution to clean your aligners at least once a day. Avoid using colored soaps or toothpaste, as they may stain the aligners.

Avoid Staining Substances

Remove your aligners before consuming any beverages or foods other than water. Colored or acidic substances like coffee, tea, and tomato sauce can stain the aligners. If you must consume beverages while wearing the aligners, use a straw to minimize contact.

Handle with Care

Always handle your aligners with clean hands to prevent transferring dirt or bacteria onto them. When removing your aligners, remove them from back to front. Use gentle movements to prevent bending or warping. Avoid excessive force.

Store Your Aligners Safely

When not wearing your aligners, store them in their protective case. This prevents damage and reduces the risk of losing them. Avoid leaving your aligners exposed to direct sunlight or extreme heat, as it can warp or distort the plastic material.

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Staying hydrated helps prevent dry mouth and minimizes the risk of bacterial growth in your aligners.

Follow Aftercare Guidelines

Once your Invisalign treatment is complete, continue to wear your retainer as prescribed by your orthodontist to maintain your new smile.

Seek Professional Guidance

If you encounter any issues with your aligners, such as damage or poor fit, contact Desert Hills Dental Care for assistance. Avoid attempting to adjust or repair them yourself, as this could damage your teeth and/or your aligners and potentially derail your treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I travel with my aligners? What if I lose them on a trip?
Are clear aligners suitable for special occasions like weddings or important presentations?
Will my aligners affect my ability to participate in contact sports?
Can I continue playing musical instruments while wearing clear aligners?
Can I travel with my aligners? What if I lose them on a trip?

Traveling with aligners is convenient. Remember to pack your aligner case and keep them safely stored. In case of loss, contact your orthodontist for guidance.

Are clear aligners suitable for special occasions like weddings or important presentations?

Absolutely! Clear aligners are designed to be nearly invisible, making them a great choice for special events where you want to maintain a natural appearance.

Will my aligners affect my ability to participate in contact sports?

Clear aligners are removable, so you can take them out during contact sports and wear a mouthguard for added protection. Just be sure to store your aligners properly in their case and make sure the case is in an easy-to-remember location. 

Can I continue playing musical instruments while wearing clear aligners?

Yes, you can play musical instruments with clear aligners, although you might need a short adjustment period to get used to how they feel in your mouth while playing. If you feel your aligners are interfering with your music too much, remove them and store them safely in their case. Then, put them back in when you’re finished. 

Experience the Future of Smile Transformation with Invisalign Clear Aligners!

Embark on your journey to a confident smile with Invisalign clear aligners at Desert Hills Dental Care in Farmington, NM. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through each step of the process, ensuring a comfortable and effective treatment. 

Contact us today at (505) 327-4863 to schedule your consultation or request an appointment online by clicking the button at the bottom-right of the page. We proudly serve Farmington, as well as nearby locations including Kirtland, Spencerville, and Bloomfield, NM. Get ready to unveil your best smile yet! 

Desert Hills Dental Care

2525 East 30th Street
Farmington, NM 87401

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