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Invisalign in Las Cruces

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Are you an adult who is thinking about having your teeth straightened? If so, you may have already heard about the Invisalign tooth straightening system.

If you’d like to know if Invisalign will be a good orthodontic choice for you, simply come into our practice to meet with our expert orthodontist. Coming into our practice to learn about Invisalign treatment options can be an exciting first step toward achieving the smile of your dreams.

At our orthodontic practice, Las Cruces Orthodontics, our top-notch orthodontist is Dr. Keith Coombs. Dr. Coombs has been a preferred Invisalign provider since 2015. Invisalign is an exciting new way to treat orthodontic problems without having to wear traditional metal braces. Patients enjoy using it because the treatment is very discreet. The Invisalign tooth straightening system is actually a series of clear plastic aligners that are worn sequentially for two weeks each. These aligners are virtually invisible when they are being worn. This allows our patients to attend work and social situations in total confidence because they are not embarrassed by the fact that they are wearing metal braces. In fact, no one is even able to detect that they are having any orthodontic treatment done at all.

There are also many treatment benefits. To begin with, treatment time with Invisalign takes about the same time as treatment with traditional metal braces. Our patients enjoy the fact that they are able to eat just about anything they want during the complete treatment time. This is because the Invisalign clear aligners are worn all day except they are removed for eating and for dental hygiene. This means that our patients can eat virtually anything during treatment without having to worry that they will hurt the aligners or have food stuck in their teeth that cannot be easily removed. The aligners are also removed for daily tooth brushing and flossing so when you finish treatment your teeth will be as bright and as beautiful as the day you started. The Invisalign aligners are perfectly comfortable to wear except you may feel a slight pressure for a few days when you switch to a new aligner – every two weeks. This will help you realize that your teeth are slowly being moved into their new proper positions.

If you would like to learn more about treatment with Invisalign, make an appointment today to see our preferred Invisalign provider!


Orthodontist Evaluations

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Las Cruces braces

Not every smile is a perfect one. Each one is unique to the person and no two smiles look the same.

That being said, though many people tend to associate orthodontic work with meeting cosmetic needs, it is not the main goal of this sort of treatment. Orthodontics are used to correct bites and to help improve overall dental health. Here at Las Cruces Orthodontics, our orthodontist can help you by providing you with complete orthodontic evaluations that you need. We’ll help you determine which methods of treatment may work best in order to meet your specific needs.

Everyone is different and so are their teeth. Because each patient is so unique, no two orthodontic treatments are the same. This is exactly why orthodontics is its own branch of dentistry and why an initial orthodontic evaluation is necessary before moving forward. Our expert orthodontists are here to work with you and to accommodate to your smile’s specific needs. Before moving ahead with any kind of treatment or approving any method of braces treatment, our orthodontist will thoroughly examine your mouth and look at the specific geography of your teeth and their supporting structures. This initial exam will provide our dentists here at Las Cruces Orthodontics with a lot of valuable information and will help them to not only choose the proper method of orthodontic treatment but it will also help them to thoroughly plot out your treatment plan. The plan itself will change and be adjusted depending on your needs and how well you progress along the way, but with a customized blueprint set in place, your orthodontic treatment is more likely to be as successful as it can possibly be.

If you are in need of braces or evaluating your options for braces treatment in Las Cruces, then please feel free to call us here at Las Cruces Orthodontics today. We will work with you and your schedule in order to find an appropriate date and time for you to meet with our orthodontist for a complete evaluation.

Why Choose an Orthodontist?

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Las Cruces orthodontics

Do you feel that your smile is the very best it can be? Do you feel that orthodontic services like retainers or braces could be beneficial to your smile?

Here at Las Cruces Orthodontics, we love to show our patients how much we can improve their smiles with our various orthodontic services. Many patients feel reluctant to seek out orthodontic care because they do not want to have to wear braces for months at a time, especially if they are older teenagers or adult patients. We understand this hesitation, and that is why we are happy to offer alternative options that are more accommodating. For example, many of our patients like to try out options like Invisalign. Invisalign does the same work that traditional metal and wire braces do, but does it using clear customized aligners rather than brackets and wires. This makes Invisalign much more comfortable and discreet. Another popular alternative option is the use of clear ceramic braces. With this option, we can use clear ceramic brackets rather than the darker metal brackets, which makes your braces much less noticeable. These alternative options can still treat the same common dental issues, such as gaps between teeth, overlapping teeth, overcrowded teeth, misaligned bites like over bites and under bites, and more.

Simply schedule an appointment with Las Cruces Orthodontics and we will find the treatment option that works best for you.


If you would like to learn more about the many services available to you here at Las Cruces Orthodontics, we highly recommend that you browse through the additional detailed information here on our website. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can assist you with in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by giving us a call here at the office, or by sending us a message online using the contact form on our website. We look forward to working with you soon.

Should I Get Invisalign?

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Not everyone is born with the smile that they want, but luckily there are plenty of options for those who are unhappy with the way that their teeth look. Here at Las Cruces Orthodontics, we can provide you with a variety of options when it comes to straightening your teeth. Our orthodontist will be more than happy to look at your teeth and discuss your options with you. You may even be eligible for invisalign treatment.

Invisalign in Las Cruces

Invisalign in Las Cruces

When most people think of braces, they think of the typical metal brackets, of wires, and of a generally metallic smile. Many kids and young teens do not mind the way that these traditional braces look since so many other kids their age have them, but older teens, young adults and even older adults who wish to straighten their smiles may not be so keen on using this method of orthodontics in order to correct their teeth. Luckily, Las Cruces Orthodontics can offer you another solution. Invisalign braces use clear aligner trays to gently guide your teeth into place instead of noticeable metal brackets and wires. Invisalign aligner trays are actually virtually invisible, and no one will even know you are wearing braces at all. You will have one aligner tray per row of teeth and you will be given a new pair about once every two weeks or so. Each new pair will be slightly different than the last so as to facilitate the movement of your teeth over time. The great thing about Invisalign is that it is convenient as well. You will not have to worry about getting food caught in your braces since the aligner trays can be removed at mealtimes. This also makes cleaning and upkeep much easier.

There are so many benefits to choosing Invisalign and we here at Las Cruces Orthodontics can provide you with that treatment. Call us here at our dental offices today to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist. Once they have seen your teeth and assessed your situation, they may be able to prescribe invisalign treatment.

Las Cruces Orthodontics
1160 Commerce DR. STE B, Las Cruces, NM 88011

Invisalign: Is It an Option for You?

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Traditional metal braces have always served a very important role in having straight and healthy teeth. When your teeth and jaws are not aligned the way they should be, your smile will not look the way you want it to. And furthermore, it can be difficult to floss between teeth that are misaligned, leading to a greater risk for tooth decay and gum disease. So if you realize you need braces, you end up doing it, even if you feel awkward about how they look (and even how they feel). But with Invisalign treatment, you can get all the benefits that you would get with metal braces and eliminate the drawbacks.

Las Cruces Invisalign


With metal braces, everyone can see that you’re wearing them. This can make you self-conscious, subject you to nosy inquiries, and mar your enjoyment of appearing in photographs. You could end up not even smiling while you wear them rather than highlight the wires and brackets. Well, Invisalign is not made of metal at all. In fact, while it is sometimes referred to as invisible braces, it’s more accurate to call it a system of clear aligners. Each one is fashioned from comfortable plastic that is nearly undetectable to the eye. The world need never know that you’re wearing braces.

Another negative aspect of metal braces is that they can cause discomfort by digging into your gums and you have to observe some food restrictions for fear of getting things caught in your braces. Invisalign doesn’t dig into your gums (remember, it’s plastic) and you take your aligner out when you eat, so you can have any foods that you want. You also take it out to brush and floss. Otherwise, it remains in all day and night, even while you sleep.

Invisalign is made using advanced 3-D computer technology, right here on our premises. Each one is crafted to precision. You will wear from 12 to 48 total aligners as part of your treatment. Each one is worn for about two weeks, playing its part in the proper positioning of your teeth, before being discarded in favor of the next one. With Las Cruces Invisalign treatment, getting straighter teeth has never been easier.