Dr. Russell Trapnell earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University and his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics from Jacksonville University. After completing his program in Florida, he moved to Albuquerque, purchased his practice, and has enjoyed getting to know the area and the people. He loves to spend time with his children and wife and enjoys music, riding motorcycles, and camping.

Dr. Trapnell’s treatment philosophy is not based on a single technique or product. He believes that each patient should receive a treatment plan based on his or her unique goals and needs, not a pre-made plan meant for the masses. No matter if a patient is seeking traditional metal braces, clear braces, or Invisalign® removable aligners, Dr. Trapnell will create a treatment plan that is designed for their individual wants, needs, and dental structure. By working with our experienced doctors during the course of your orthodontic treatment, you’ll know your needs and concerns will always be addressed.

We understand that your orthodontic treatment is, and should be, personal. From your decision to get braces, to the care you receive – each aspect of your time at ABQ Orthodontics will feel unique to you. We want to make your experience one that is both positive and exciting, by providing you with customized orthodontic care that is made just for you and your entire family.

At ABQ Orthodontics, we believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile. We invite you and your family to visit our practice and learn more about how you can benefit from orthodontics. Please call (505) 296-0761 today to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation with Dr. Trapnell!

Our Office

Our offices have been specifically designed to provide orthodontic treatment for our patients. We do not provide cleanings, fillings, or extractions in our offices, so patients can have a calm, relaxed, and stress-free experience when they come for a visit. When treatment outside of orthodontics is needed, we will work closely with your general dentist to coordinate the care.

Our offices use the latest digital x-ray machines which provide clear images while using less radiation exposure to the patient than traditional film-based x-ray machines. We also use 3-D intraoral scanners and digital cameras to document and plan patient treatment.

Most importantly, we love having fun and want to make sure your time with us is enjoyable. Each treatment chair has an overhead TV where patients can enjoy watching family friendly entertainment during their appointment. We also have iPads and Xbox and Playstation gaming consoles in the reception area so our patients and their siblings can play while Mom or Dad enjoy a rare moment to relax. We encourage families to come to our office and support their patient, as it helps younger siblings become familiar with the process of braces and makes for a comfortable experience if they need braces later on.