Having crooked teeth not only affects the appearance of your smile, but also increases your risk of decay and gum disease.

At Haltom Orthodontics in Albuquerque, NM, our team can use braces to straighten your teeth, creating a healthy, beautiful smile.

So why should you choose traditional braces?


Look Better, Feel Better

Improved Self-Esteem

If you tend to hide your smile due to crooked teeth, the results of treatment with braces can make you feel more confident and secure in your appearance.

A Versatile Treatment

Drs. Tucker and Darren Haltom can use braces to treat a wide range of alignment issues, from slightly crooked teeth to more serious jaw misalignment. 

An Improved Bite

When your bite is properly aligned, it is easier to chew, which can aid your digestion process and protect your teeth from unnecessary wear and tear.

Let's watch how braces gently guide the teeth into place...

But could braces can really impact your life?

Straightening Your Smile Can Make a Big Difference in Your Social Life

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*According to a study conducted by Kelton Research, LLC

So how do you know if you need orthodontic treatment?

Traditional Metal Braces  Can Treat a Wide Range of Issues


An overbite occurs when the upper jaw protrudes too far forward.


An underbite refers to a condition where the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth.


When the upper and lower jaws do not meet properly, it is known as a crossbite.

Open Bite

With an open bite, space remains between the upper and lower teeth even when the jaw is closed.

Gapped Teeth

A variety of developmental issues can result in too much space between the teeth.

Crowded Teeth

When there is not enough space in the mouth, teeth can become crowded and overlap.

You May Have Misaligned Teeth  and Not Know It

In some cases, issues such as headaches, excessive tooth wear, and tooth decay are actually caused by a misaligned bite. Jaw pain, sinus issues, and earaches can also relate to the positioning of your teeth. Your smile may look relatively straight but still require orthodontic intervention.

Our orthodontists at Haltom Orthodontics will assess every aspect of your smile during a consultation at our Albuquerque office. Depending on your needs and preferences, we may recommend traditional metal braces or another orthodontic treatment option.

Do you qualify for metal braces?

What about Invisalign®?

Invisalign Can Only Treat  Mild to Moderate Issues

At Haltom Orthodontics, we offer a wide range of orthodontics, including the Invisalign clear aligner system. While many patients can achieve their desired results with removable aligners, more complex issues typically require traditional braces. If you are concerned about the appearance of metal brackets, we can offer ceramic or clear braces for more discreet treatment.


Let's take a closer look at how braces work...

Drs. Tucker and Darren Haltom​

Haltom Orthodontics

Led by the father-and-son team of Tucker and Darren Haltom, our orthodontic practice provides a wide range of services to straighten your smile. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists

For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our office online or call (505) 299-4458 today.

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