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Clear Aligners

Crooked teeth can lead to feelings of embarrassment and cause problems with your oral health.

Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are virtually unnoticeable and can comfortably reposition your teeth.

Dr. Billie Adams in Albuquerque, NM, can provide you with SureSmile® Clear Aligners to discreetly straighten your teeth.

Who Can Benefit From Clear Aligners? You can benefit from SureSmile Clear Aligners if:

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  • You want mild to moderate realignment
  • You are a teen or adult
  • You have crowding, gaps, or an over/underbite

Exploring Candidacy for Clear Aligners

Most teens and adults can be good candidates for SureSmile Clear Aligners, but some people who may be disqualified from receiving this treatment include:

  • People who can't wear their trays for at least 20 hours each day
  • Elderly patients who are unable to insert or remove their trays
  • Patients who use nicotine products

A Dazzling Smile Is Within Reach WITH THE HELP OF OUR DENTAL PRACTICE IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Dr. Billie Adams and her team at Peak Family Dentistry offer a wide range of treatments to improve the appearance and functionality of your mouth! Orthodontics can improve both. Our dental practice can provide you with aligners to give you a more attractive smile and prevent the problems that misalignment can cause.

Peak Family Dentistry is currently accepting new patients, and our practice would be happy to welcome you! 

To request a consultation, fill out our online contact form or call our Albuquerque, NM, office at:

(505) 293-2211

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Melodie Eyster

2020

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Just had my first appointment with Dr. Adams and was very impressed. She is very thorough, knowledgeable and interested in your dental health and all that affects it. The equipment is all the latest technology! Her team - Laura, Adriana and Cheryl were all great to deal with.

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Andy Scholand

2020

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Love this practice - outstanding, careful, and considerate dentistry by Dr. Adams and gentle but thorough cleaning by the hygienist Cheryl. The office has a careful safety routine in place to prevent the spread of COVID; I felt quite safe on my recent visit. Highly recommended!

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Why Choose SureSmile Over Invisalign?

Though SureSmile and Invisalign treatments can both reposition your teeth and create a straighter smile, SureSmile may have some advantages.

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SureSmile The average treatment time for SureSmile is six months, but can be longer for more complex cases. SureSmile can realign your teeth faster than Invisalign, so you won't have to continue buying pricey aligner trays. SureSmile uses Essix ACE® Plastic, a leading dental plastic known for its durability to create your trays.
Invisalign The average treatment time for Invisalign is one year, but can range anywhere from nine to 18 months. Invisalign often requires a longer treatment time, making it more expensive as you have to pay for more aligner trays. Invisalign trays are made of medical-grade polyurethane resin.

The Clear Aligner Treatment Plan

If you decide you want to realign your teeth with a series of clear trays, you can request a consultation with SureSmile provider Dr. Adams in Albuquerque, NM.

The dental treatment will include these steps:

Digital Impressions

During an initial consultation, our dentist will confirm eligibility and make a 3D digital impression of your teeth to plan your treatment. These scans will be uploaded to the SureSmile software, so Dr. Adams can determine how aligners will work best for you.

SureSmile Lab

Your scans are then sent to SureSmile's digital lab, where SureSmile professionals design your custom case using advanced digital software. They will carefully assess each tooth to determine its optimal movement into a new position.

Receive Aligners

Once your aligners are complete, you can revisit Dr. Adams and begin wearing your first set.

Checkups

You will continue attending monthly checkups with your dentist to ensure that your aligners are working. You will also continue to switch to a new aligner every two weeks until your teeth have moved into their ideal clinical alignment.

Retainer

At your final appointment, Dr. Adams will confirm that you're ready to finish your dental treatment and provide you with a retainer to keep your teeth in their newly aligned position.

Your aligners are safe enough to be worn while you sleep and easy enough to remove when you eat. Clean your aligners once a day by soaking them in the SureSmile cleaning solution or using a toothbrush, toothpaste, and warm water.

For the fastest results, wear your clear trays for 20 to 22 hours each day. Keeping the aligners in for a shorter period of time each day can ultimately delay your treatment and may even require you to start over from the beginning.

Retaining Your Results

It's common to wear a retainer after undergoing orthodontic care with traditional braces, Invisalign, or SureSmile. A retainer is a custom-made device that maintains the new position of your teeth. If a retainer isn't worn following orthodontic care, your teeth may return to their original position, necessitating additional orthodontic treatment.

How often and how long each patient should wear their retainer is different, but your orthodontist or dentist will give you instructions on how you can maintain your results.

Peak Family Dentistry is currently offering a free retainer with a paid SureSmile case.

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What Can Clear Aligners Do That Braces Can't?

Traditional braces are made up of brackets and wires that can be uncomfortable. They're also noticeable and can lead to feelings of embarrassment, especially in older teens and adults.

With SureSmile aligners, you can discreetly straighten your teeth without feeling uncomfortable or embarrassed. Unlike braces, clear aligner trays can be removed, making oral hygiene and cleaning easier. You can also remove the aligners when you eat or when attending an important event.

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Don't I Need an Orthodontist for Orthodontic Treatment?

Aligner trays like SureSmile and Invisalign don't require a trip to the orthodontist! Because aligners treat mild to moderate misalignment, a general dentist is more than capable of administering treatment. However, severe cases of malocclusion will likely require braces and an orthodontist to provide them.

"A+ and 5 Stars" Patient Reviews from the Albuquerque Area

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Pat Nye

2021

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A+ and 5 Stars for Peak Family Dentistry: Dr. Billie Adams, Hygienist Cheryl, and receptionist Laura. I had a new patient intake today. The receptionist Laura was very helpful with scheduling my appointment.

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Steven Kmatz

2021

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I have had many different procedures with Peak Family Dentistry. I couldn't be more happy with the service, compassion and communication from Dr. Billie and the incredible staff.

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Dr. Billie Adams

Dr. Billie Adams

Dr. Billie Adams provides patients with the highest level of care. She is affiliated with several esteemed dental organizations, including:

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • International Team for Implantology
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • American Dental Association
  • SPEAR
  • Seattle Study Club

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