Orthodontic Patient Services

We are patient-service oriented, pay special attention to detail, and are committed to your individual needs.

Dr. Gilbert provides a full range of  Orthodontic Patient Services for children, teens and adults.




Over the years, our patients have paid us the compliment of referring family and friends to our practice.  In fact, many patients Dr. Gilbert treated as children now bring their own kids to us for their orthodontic care!

Dr. Gilbert and his team warmly welcome new patients and want to thank you for your referrals.For a free consultation feel free to call us at (505) 293-2332 or use our convenient contact form.


Your Child’s First Dental Visit

When To Visit The Dentist

New parents often ask, “When should my child first see a dentist?”

The short answer is “First visit by first birthday.” That’s the view of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatricians agree.

The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children who are at risk of early childhood cavities visit a pediatric dentist by age one. The idea of such early dental visits is still surprising to many new parents.

However, national studies have shown that cavities are increasing in preschool-aged children. More than 1 in 4 children in the United States has had at least one cavity by the age of 4. Many kids get cavities as early as age 2.

To prevent early childhood cavities, parents first have to find out their child’s risk of developing cavities. They also need to learn how to manage diet, hygiene and fluoride to prevent problems.

But cavities aren’t all that parents need to learn about their child’s dental health. The age 1 dental visit lets parents discuss:

  • How to care for an infant’s or toddler’s mouth
  • Proper use of fluoride Oral habits, including finger and thumb sucking
  • Ways to prevent accidents that could damage the face and teeth.
  • Teething and milestones of development
  • The link between diet and oral health

After this first visit, the dentist will suggest a schedule of follow-up visits.  In the past, dentists typically called for visits every six months. Now, the schedule may vary according to each child’s needs and risks. As your child grows, the dental team can help you learn how to prevent common oral problems.

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Dr. Ray Gilbert Orthodontics | 8400 Osuna NE, Albuquerque NM  87111 | (505) 293-2332