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Albuquerque East Office

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Same-Day Appointments & Affordable Financing

Albuquerque East Office

Albuquerque West Office


Same-Day Appointments & Affordable Financing

Albuquerque East Office

Albuquerque West Office

Best Orthodontist in Albuquerque, NM

Since 2009, ABQ Orthodontics Has Helped Over 6,000 Patients in Albuquerque & Beyond With High-Quality, Personalized Care

ABQ Orthodontics is committed to providing patient-focused, high-quality care with a truly personal touch. To Dr. Trapnell and our team, you are not just a patient, you are a member of our family and we will do everything we can to ensure that all your orthodontic appointments are both effortless and unforgettable. You can trust our highly experienced team of professionals to execute a unique, personalized treatment plan just for you that will result in the smile of your dreams – delivered with genuine compassion. If you are looking for the best orthodontist in Albuquerque, NM, look no further than Dr. Trapnell and his highly experienced team at ABQ Orthodontics!

We constantly strive for the best results for each of our patients, which also means we are dedicated to researching and employing the latest technology in the orthodontic field. Our technical advances provide multiple benefits for our patients, including faster, more accurate diagnoses, and more comfortable braces and orthodontic treatment.

Extensive Experience

Dr. Russell Trapnell has treated thousands of patients and knows that each smile — and each treatment — is unique. By taking the time to truly listen to patients and their vision of their ultimate smile, we can identify which treatment option is best for each individual patient. We know it’s a journey and we’re with you every step of the way to provide the positive office experience and excellent results that we know patients seek in an orthodontic practice. We go the extra mile – just to see you smile!

Dr. Trapnell’s academic achievements include:

  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Nova Southeastern University
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Orthodontics, Jacksonville University

He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and New Mexico Dental Association

To benefit from Dr.Trapnell’s extensive experience, call our East office at 505-296-0761 or our West office at 505-835-5650. You may also click here to schedule your complimentary appointment today!

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Spanish-Speaking Office

Queremos que su tratamiento sea una experiencia cómoda y placentera para usted y su familia. Si prefiere hablar en español por favor marque este número: 505-296-0761 (East office) & 505-835-5650 (West office).

ABQ Orthodontics is committed to offering high-quality orthodontic care to every person in Albuquerque and beyond who needs it, including the Spanish-speaking community. We want to make orthodontic care a seamless and comfortable process for you and your family. If you live in Albuquerque, NM or the surrounding areas and are looking for a practice with Spanish-speaking staff members who can accommodate you, schedule an appointment with ABQ Orthodontics today.

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Smile Confidence

At ABQ Orthodontics, we believe in providing each and every patient with Smile Confidence, which is the confidence you gain when you have a healthy, beautiful smile! It’s why we focus on compassionate, personalized care and treat all our patients like family. Our main focus is on building trust and relationships that last a lifetime. The care and concern that you experience from our orthodontists and team members are genuine; we really do care about your orthodontic healthcare and overall well-being. We are proud to be patient-centric and will do everything possible to make sure you get the Smile Confidence you deserve!

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Free New Patient Consultation

We are thrilled to offer 5-star-rated orthodontic care right here in Albuquerque, NM! From braces to clear Invisalign® aligners to advanced braces, you and your loved ones can benefit from orthodontic treatment, starting with our complimentary ABQ Orthodontics Smile Assessment! Your appointment includes a discussion of your goals, an in-depth exam, digital x-rays, and a personalized treatment plan – a $325 value for FREE!

Schedule your complimentary ABQ Orthodontics Smile Assessment today by calling our East office at 505-296-0761 or our West office at 505-835-5650, or by clicking here to use our convenient online form.

During your assessment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our compassionate, personalized care, orthodontic treatments, two convenient locations, 0% interest payment plan, 100% satisfaction guarantee over the course of treatment, and anything else you may want to know about us!

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Satisfaction Guarantee

At ABQ Orthodontics, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee over the course of treatment to every person we treat. If you are not satisfied with your orthodontic treatment during this time, we will do what it takes within reason to make it right at no extra cost to you. We know that braces are no small investment, so we stand behind our treatment ensuring that you can have your happy, healthy smile. This is just another reason why people choose us when looking for the best orthodontist in Albuquerque, NM!

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Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews

One of the easiest and quickest ways to learn more about our orthodontist and practice is to simply read what our patients are saying about their experiences with us. We are thrilled to say that our orthodontists and office have received hundreds of 5-star reviews from our happy, satisfied patients. To see them for yourself, hop over to Yelp or Facebook today! You may also click here – we can’t wait for you to join our happy ABQ Orthodontics family!

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Two Convenient Locations

Your time is valuable, and although those of us at ABQ Orthodontics enjoy seeing you, we know how busy life can get. That’s why we do our best to respect your time when you come to see us and we have two office locations in Albuquerque for your convenience. We strive to provide you with a streamlined experience at each of our orthodontic office locations:

East Office
2010 Wyoming Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112

West Office
6401 Los Volcanes Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87121

Contact us today at 505-296-0761 to reach our East office or 505-835-5650 to reach our West office to schedule your complimentary initial appointment!

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Continued Education

Orthodontics is always evolving and it’s important that our office stays up-to-date on the latest treatments, techniques, and technologies. For this reason, our orthodontists regularly take courses on advanced technologies including iTero 3D intraoral scanners, self-ligating braces, expanders, and orthodontic appliances, as well as Burleson courses, and business courses to maintain state requirements. Our office team members complete monthly in-house customer service training sessions. Continued education and highly personalized service are two great reasons ABQ Orthodontics stands out with our patients!

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Advanced Technology

In the same way that a computer 10 years ago is not the same as a computer today, orthodontic treatments, too, have advanced by leaps and bounds. If you had braces 10 years ago or more, you will notice how different the process is now on the very first visit! Our expert orthodontists made a commitment many years ago to always keep up with the latest technology and cutting-edge treatment options.

ABQ Orthodontics relies on Planmeca & Sirona digital low-radiation x-rays and the most advanced 3D intraoral scanners by iTero. Our orthodontist is a certified Invisalign provider and we offer advanced Empower® self-ligating braces.

To benefit from our advanced technology, schedule your complimentary ABQ Orthodontics Smile Assessment today by calling our East office at 505-296-0761 or our West office at 505-835-5650. You may also click here to use our convenient online form.

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Caring For Our Community

ABQ Orthodontics is both patient-centric and community-minded. The importance of giving back is a fundamental value for our team. As part of our efforts to strengthen, support, and improve our community, we regularly donate our time and money to the following:

  • YMCA: Provide Thanksgiving dinner for those in need
  • Fun Run for kids with diabetes
  • Habitat for Humanity

These are only some of the ways that we regularly care for our community and beyond. Give us a call today to see how we can help you!

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Retainers Included With Treatment

Wrapping up your orthodontic treatment should be a happy time, but finding out you owe more money than you expected can cause even the brightest smile to dim. Part of the ABQ Orthodontics philosophy is an all-inclusive approach to treatment estimates. That means you’ll know exactly how much your braces will cost – and everything that will be included – from the outset. No hidden fees, no surprise bills, and no extra charge for your retainers.

That’s right – we include retainers as part of your orthodontic treatment and the cost is included in your estimate, too. You’re trusting us with your teeth, and we take that responsibility very seriously. By eliminating unexpected costs, we’re proving every day that ABQ Orthodontics is a name you can rely on.

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Treatment Discounts

ABQ Orthodontics always appreciates when patients refer us to family members who receive an additional 10% off treatment cost. Patients who have been denied through the Medicaid state insurance program receive a special “Denied Medicaid Discount” of $500. We also offer a pay-in-full discount of 5% as well as discounts for teachers, members of the Military, First Responders, Police, and Firefighters. We do not stack discounts. Discounts are our way of saying thanks for your loyalty and for putting your trust in us!


Same-Day Appointment & Treatment Starts

At ABQ Orthodontics, you can find comfort in knowing that your orthodontic needs are our priority. We don’t put you on a waiting list for your first appointment like other orthodontic offices might do. You won’t have to wait weeks or months just to find out that your transition to a new smile can’t start for several weeks. Our team at ABQ Orthodontics will get you in the door as quickly as possible, and even get your braces and orthodontic treatment started on the same day as your appointment, if you request it. We welcome you to explore this option and discuss your preferences with our orthodontist.

To get started on your best smile, schedule your complimentary ABQ Orthodontics Smile Assessment today by calling our East office at 505-296-0761, our West office at 505-835-5650, or by clicking here to use our convenient online form.

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Most Insurance Accepted

ABQ Orthodontics will work with you to discuss all the costs associated with your treatment and possible payment plans so you can make the best choice for you and your family. Our goal is to make our orthodontic treatments affordable to all and will work to create a payment plan to meet your needs and fit your budget. That’s why we accept most insurance plans and our experienced staff will help you work with insurance companies to submit any claims and paperwork.

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Flexible Payment Options

At ABQ Orthodontics, we offer various flexible payment options so you don’t have to sacrifice expert care for affordable treatment. We allow patients to make monthly payments with 0% interest and allow payments to extend longer than the scheduled treatment time. We even have payment plans starting as low as $129 per month. This is just another reason why people choose us when looking for the best orthodontist in Albuquerque, NM.

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As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Albuquerque, NM, our doctor and team at ABQ Orthodontics also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Bernalillo, Edgewood, Moriarty, Belen, & Socorro, NM, and Surrounding Areas.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Orthodontists in Albuquerque, NM...

This is a great orthodontist it’s the best the people are nice and respectful very understanding of your situation with your child,no judgment, not discriminated against your insurance. and they do what’s best for your kids! Thank you 🙏

- Nicolasa R.

I have been very happy with my child's treatment here. The staff clearly explained the financial aspects and insurance. We are always able to get appointments when we need them. Everyone is pleasant and happy to explain. The waiting room and treatment area are designed with children in mind. My child's teeth are looking great compared to two years ago.

- Emily H.

My son, Jayden was so traumatized of the dentist and having severe headaches due to his overcrowding. We were referred to ABQ Orthodontist and we couldn't be more happier. They are so compassionate, helpful, friendly, excellent services and truly care for there patients. They made this journey for my son much more comfrontable. He is always excited for his appts. I definitely recommend them and have to friends!!!

- Jenelle S.

We had consults with 3 orthodontist and ABQ Orthodontics came out on top! They had the best plan and explained every step of the procedure with us. That was 3 years ago, and we couldn't be happier. My son's smile looks great and now I'm looking to get braces with ABQ Orthodontics too!

- Kwan L.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of ABQ Orthodontics. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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East Office

2010 Wyoming Blvd. NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112

Phone: 505-296-0761


Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

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West Office

6401 Los Volcanes Rd NW

Albuquerque, NM 87121

Phone: 505-835-5650


Tue - Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

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