Peter Thompson DDS


straightening teeth Carlsbad NMDr. Thompson has some good news for Carlsbad residents who want a straighter smile without years of metal braces. Invisalign, the leading metal-free orthodontic technology, can give you a straighter smile in a fraction of the time.

What sets Invisalign apart?

Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign straightens your smile with removable, metal-free aligners in much less time than the average 2-4 years for braces. Using a series of clear aligning trays, Invisalign discreetly straightens your teeth gradually and comfortably. You’ll be able to watch as your teeth become straighter and your confidence grows. What’s the best part? Invisalign trays are removable so you can eat, drink, floss, and brush normally.

Every 6-8 weeks, Dr. Thompson’s Carlsbad Invisalign patients visit our office to receive their next aligner and ensure that their treatment is on track.

How long does it take? Most Carlsbad residents will complete their Invisalign treatment in less than a year

Each custom, thermoplastic Invisalign tray is worn for two weeks. Then, a new one will arrive in the mail Dr. Thompson advises that patients wear the trays for 20-22 hours per day and only remove them when eating, drinking, brushing or flossing. Some Invisalign patients experience a minor lisp at the beginning of their treatment, but this only lasts for a day or two while your mouth adjusts to the aligners.

Does Insurance Cover Invisalign?

Coverage differs based on your insurance provider and benefit plan, but Invisalign is usually covered in the same amount of traditional braces, provided your plan offers orthodontic coverage. To find out about your specific benefits, contact your insurance carrier.

Does Invisalign deliver real results?

Just ask the 1.5 million plus happy patients with new smiles! If you live in Carlsbad and would like to see if Invisalign is right for you, give us a call at 575.359.1011 today.

Serving residents of Carlsbad, NM Dr. Thompson offers general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services, including Invisalign. Call (575) 268-0007 to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.