Peter Thompson DDS


Invisalign® straightens teeth discreetly to give you the confidence of a great smile!  Using a series of clear, nearly invisible aligning trays, Invisalign gradually moves your teeth based on the treatment plan Dr. Thompson has specifically designed for you.  And there are no metal wires or brackets so you’ll have confidence in your smile during and after treatment.  In fact, most people will never even notice you wearing them; and the aligners are removable, so you can eat whatever you want, and brush and floss just like you normally would.

You’ll visit Dr. Thompson every few weeks to track progress and get your next set of aligners.  On average, treatment takes less than a year to complete.

How does Invisalign work?

invisalign-logoDr. Thompson creates a series of custom aligners specifically for you, to move your teeth as required.  These aligners, which are virtually invisible, are made of a thermoplastic material uniquely designed for the Invisalign treatment plan, and look similar to teeth whitening trays.  Each set is worn for approximately two weeks before moving on to the next set of aligners in the treatment plan Dr. Thompson has outlined for you.

How often do I wear my aligners?

Dr. Thompson recommends that you wear your Invisalign tray for 20-22 hours a day, and only remove them to eat, drink, brush and floss.

Will wearing Invisalign aligners affect my speech?

Invisalign may temporarily affect your speech; some people may have a slight lisp for a day or two.  However, as you get used to having the aligner in your mouth any lisp caused should disappear.

Does insurance cover Invisalign?

Medical benefits vary from policy to policy, so Dr. Thompson’s office recommends reviewing your coverage and checking with your insurance provider to confirm whether it is covered.  In general, if a patient has orthodontic coverage, Invisalign should be covered to the same extent as traditional braces.

Does Invisalign really work?

Yes!  Over 1.5 million people with a wide variety of dental alignment challenges have been treated with Invisalign; it was developed by orthodontists and is used in dental and orthodontic practices worldwide.

If you have any questions about Invisalign, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Portales dentist, Dr. Thompson, please contact our office today at (575) 268-0007.

Dr. Thompson is a general dentist providing orthodontic services.