Orthodontics Albuquerque

Straighter Smiles Delivered

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Dr. Kurtis Lightheart is a skilled orthodontist at Valer Dental & Braces who believes straighter smiles should be possible for everyone, no matter their age or financial ability. This is why we are home to $2,600 braces. But this doesn’t mean that we sacrifice quality. Instead, we deliver superior care and service, ensuring crooked, gapped, overcrowded, and misaligned teeth become a thing of the past. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this deal and improving the aesthetics and health of your smile with orthodontics in Albuquerque, call us today.

Why Choose Valer Dental & Braces for Orthodontics?

  • The Home of $2,600 Braces
  • In-House Orthodontist Who Combines Premier Care with Affordable Solutions
  • Free Orthodontic Consultations

Traditional Braces

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Traditional braces consist of metal brackets and wires that work together to shift teeth over time. Known for their proven ability to realign bites, traditional braces have helped patients of all ages achieve more perfectly aligned smiles for decades. Children, teenagers, and adults alike can expect a new and improved appearance with the help of this time-tested orthodontic treatment.

Pitts 21™ Self-Ligating Braces

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Patients who prefer a faster orthodontic solution can find it with Pitts 21™ Self-Ligating Braces. This unique system is different than regular braces because of its wire-threading technique. Reducing friction and eliminating the need for elastic bands, patients can expect the metal brackets to be smaller and positioned closer to the gum line for a more discreet appearance. Using this method of treatment, teeth will shift into position with only minimal force, creating a more comfortable experience.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Made using clear plastic materials, Invisalign aligners are custom-made for a person’s smile, delivering small changes each time a new set is worn. Invisalign applies gentle pressure to teeth, helping them reach their final positions over 12-18 months (on average). Patients must wear these trays 20-22 hours a day to avoid any delays and achieve a more perfectly aligned smile.

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Orthodontic Appliances

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Valer Dental & Braces also provides orthodontic appliances that are designed to help patients before and after braces. For example, children who lost primary teeth too early can receive space maintainers to minimize the chances of adult teeth coming in crooked. Also, individuals who complete orthodontic treatment can receive customized retainers to help keep their new smile firmly in place.