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ABQ Orthodontics
Russell Trapnell, DMD (Orthodontist)

Albuquerque, NM

★★★★★

25 REVIEWS
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A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Braces

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Comprehensive orthodontics

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OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Van B. from Heritage East, Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was looking for new dentist for my son’s! My kids are my everything and I’m very picky on where I take my son’s to have braces. The staff is was very nice!!They made my son feel comfortable and my son never complained about pain or discomfort. They must’ve done a good job, to be honest I’ve never hade braces so I wouldn’t know how it feels. I guaranteed that your money won’t be wasted I am highly recommend this place to everyone!

Candace Rael (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Great staff from the front desk, back office and Dr’s!!! The girls in the front worked with me on scheduling appointments and just plain old fashioned communication. I got my braces on here and moved to San Antonio, TX right in the middle of my treatment. I was going to try and get another Orthodontist out here when plain and simple no one could compare to this place! So yes I stayed with ABQ Orthodontics and did the 10-12 hour drive because of the care and quality they have here! Not only did they fix my teeth but also helped with curing the homesickness I got from being away from New Mexico and gave me an excuse to come back and have real delicious food cravings fixed lol. All jokes set aside this place is top notch!! It should tell you a lot that I chose to continue my care and drive that distance instead of going somewhere else. Believe me it was well worth it!!!

Wendy A. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Updated after first procedure: My experience for the consultation was nothing short of spectacular, and the bedside manner during procedure was equally pleasant. The reception staff are excellent first-impression ambassadors. The women who did our intake were very smiley, very sweet, and generally as pleasant as you could hope for. After Check-in, we never waited more than 5 minutes or so before we were called in. Nelly was the orthodontic assistant who gave us the initial inspection/x-rays, etc and an idea of what to expect. She was exhaustively explanatory regarding what we were doing and when and why, and peppered the tutorial with personal anecdotes and get-to-know-you questions. She was dedicated to finding all financial contributions from insurance and a satisfactory payment plan going forward. I’d compare her to the orthodontic version of a Trader Joe’s cashier… positively engaging. She introduced us to Dr. Rupp (sp?), who was equally charming and engaging, even in the disastrous face of my 14-year-old sullenly teen. He was gentle and thorough and soft-spoken, and again, deeply explanatory regarding our options and subsequent recommendations, taking plenty of time to fully answer my questions even about the non recommended course of action. Dr. Trapnell introduced himself later, during the “installation” procedure, and he was also very nice and engaging, obviously interested in setting us at ease with his presence and potential participation. The doctors hovered around the many assistants while they were doing the assistant stuff (as opposed to disappearing into the executive lounge or whatever docs do when assistants are busy with the grunt work), chatting and even hugging patients and parents during the assistants’ work. The continued engagement and unobtrusive oversight was refreshing and lent to the feeling of personal investment in the practice and the “family.” Quick note about the facility: they play teen-tunes ala Miley, Selena, and Taylor, which is a nod to their patient base, and they have electronic gadgets on the wall in the Kiddieland corners of the lobby for younger clientele or siblings who like to play on tablets and game consoles to pass the wait time (which seems to always be minimal). There’s also TV screens above the dental chairs that play movies for the folks reclining below. The place is immaculately clean, modern, and capacious. Regarding their tech: the X-ray machine was fantastically inoffensive. An absolute piece of cake compared to dental X-rays. Honestly, the single complaint I have about this place is that it’s a little like watching a 1950s film about PanAm flight staff. Rather than pilots and stewardesses though, it’s two handsome male doctors surrounded by a flock of gorgeous, young female nurses. Seriously, I saw one female over 40 in the whole place and no gender-role mixup at all. It’s a little too Hollywood around here; they really should explore a break from the patriarchal status quo. Still I won’t take off stars because a biz can’t necessarily control who applies for the position, and maybe it was a simple matter of circumstance.

Christine Ortiz (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My son and I both had our braces put on and I am so happy we went with ABQ Orthodontics! The doctors are informative and honest, incredibly nice, and make the experience a great one! And the whole staff is just as awesome and sweet! I would recommend them to anyone needing braces! Everytime I call for any issue with my braces they are always eager to get me in as soon as possible! Most of the time it is same day and I am a very appreciative patient for that!

Michael Muñoz (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I have been going to ABQ Orthodontics for over a year now and I have nothing but great things to say! First off the Orthodontists are very knowledgeable, professional, and just overall nice people! The staff at this location are always super kind, polite, and more than willing to help or answer any questions! I would recommend getting any of your orthodontic needs handled here!

Carlos Caraveo (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I’ve been attending this orthodontist for 2 years now and I couldn’t express on a star chart how amazing this business is! Great service every appointment I have, and the staff here are very friendly! They have a variety of services. I love this Orthadontist and I wouldn’t take my business anywhere else besides this place! If your considering on bringing your children, spouse, sibling, or yourself to this location do it you won’t regret it!

Tamera Shepherd (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Had 3 successful rounds of braces for my kiddos @ABQ Ortho! I like and trust Dr. T and Dr. R, how approachable they are and their explanations about the details of our cases. Appreciate the level of care they provide and not being treated like just a number. Will definitely recommend to friends. And I’m pretty hard to please 🙂

Alexia (Source: Google)

★★★★★

This place is amazing and has amazing people. They’re professional, they’re friendly, and very open. Today was a visit I’ll always remember. Unfortunately I come from Gallup to ABQ, so my transportation varies and is difficult to get by. I arrived there three or four hours late. I was hoping that I could still be checked at, even for a little bit. I mentioned that I come from Gallup, and they totally understood!! It still blows my mind, I am so grateful that I have dentists and receptionists that understand. The best part, they re scheduled my appointment to 2:00 o clock on the same day and they treated it like an actual visit! That made me want to hug the whole staff, I am really grateful and will be forever grateful. I’ve been a patient there for four years, and each visit you can tell they care about you. If you ask the staff questions or you tell them about yourself, it’s like talking to a person that you’ve been friends with for eons. They have a caring aura about them! When they’re dealing with your teeth they’re very gentle, and they’re willing to accommodate to your needs and comfort (it’s pretty comfortable there already, let me tell you that). My teeth were being taken care of properly and efficiently by them, they were super conversational when you ask them questions, they listen to you intently, they’re so patient, this place!!!!!!!! ABQ Orthodontics has an amazing staff, amazing service, an amazing heart and hard working people. With my authority, I will name them the #1 place to go to if you want an amazing experience with braces and dentistry. I only trust them to take an amazing care of my teeth. Bottom line, I’d take my future kids there if they’re still working there. I hope they will still be there! So THANK YOU STAFF OF ABQ ORTHODONTICS!!!! (you even get to brush your teeth there with cool toothbrushes that already has toothpaste and watch a movie while they put on your wires!!)

Alexia (Source: Google)

★★★★★

This place is amazing and has amazing people. They’re professional, they’re friendly, and very open. Today was a visit I’ll always remember. Unfortunately I come from Gallup to ABQ, so my transportation varies and is difficult to get by. I arrived there three or four hours late. I was hoping that I could still be checked at, even for a little bit. I mentioned that I come from Gallup, and they totally understood!! It still blows my mind, I am so grateful that I have dentists and receptionists that understand. The best part, they re scheduled my appointment to 2:00 o clock on the same day and they treated it like an actual visit! That made me want to hug the whole staff, I am really grateful and will be forever grateful. I’ve been a patient there for four years, and each visit you can tell they care about you. If you ask the staff questions or you tell them about yourself, it’s like talking to a person that you’ve been friends with for eons. They have a caring aura about them! When they’re dealing with your teeth they’re very gentle, and they’re willing to accommodate to your needs and comfort (it’s pretty comfortable there already, let me tell you that). My teeth were being taken care of properly and efficiently by them, they were super conversational when you ask them questions, they listen to you intently, they’re so patient, this place!!!!!!!! ABQ Orthodontics has an amazing staff, amazing service, an amazing heart and hard working people. With my authority, I will name them the #1 place to go to if you want an amazing experience with braces and dentistry. I only trust them to take an amazing care of my teeth. Bottom line, I’d take my future kids there if they’re still working there. I hope they will still be there! So THANK YOU STAFF OF ABQ ORTHODONTICS!!!! (you even get to brush your teeth there with cool toothbrushes that already has toothpaste and watch a movie while they put on your wires!!)

DeAnn Payne (Source: Google)

★★★★★

We have been there twice now for my son he was reffered by our dentist bec. of a snaggle tooth. I don’t think I have encountered a nicer group of staff anywhere. I have been really impressed. I had two of my kids and ended up having my 3 nephews with me too this last visit. They were so patient and the doc was great with all of them. He examined my son, explained what was going on to me and interacted with all 5 kids. Very impressed. He didn’t push spacers etc just said he will keep growing we’ll see how things are in 6 months. It’s the worst when you feel like you’re gonna get pressured to do something and not sure if its needed. And they didn’t…major points there. Lastly their waiting room is amazing for kids and they ALL got a free Iccee! Oh snd they didn’t have toys in the room so 3 of the kids started playing with the glass beads from the pen vase thing and the fake teeth thing and the assistant and doc were not upset or bothered at all.

Ashley Hill (Source: Google)

★★★★★

My 10 year old son just got his braces on. Dr Trapnell and all his staff and front desk ladies that we interacted with are great. They schedule you in a timely manner, are warm and welcoming and great at their jobs. The office is equipped with awesome technology perks. The waiting area has I pads, gaming systems and a TV that all patients and families can use. When my son was back in the chair for the long visit of putting on his braces he had head phones and a TV on the ceiling to distract him. They also have rewards for encouraging good hygiene. I’m really happy we went with ABQ Orthodontics!

Patricia N. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

Dr. Trapnell is professional and friendly.  His office comfortable and his staff is well trained.  He has an amazing financing option.  My teeth are looking great after only seven months!  I highly recommend ABQ Orthodontics at either location.  I have routinely used both as one is close to my work and the other close to my home.  I have received the same excellent service at both.

Rebekah Payne (Source: Google)

★★★★★

There is never a long wait and there is excellent service! All of the staff members are so nice and they make sure to get to know you. They make sure that you are aware about what is going on in your treatment. They make a plan and stick to it as much as they can. I would recommend ABQ Orthodontics any day!

Jill M. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

So I have to update my review again. After trying multiple orthodontist, it became abundantly clear that they don’t have the skill Dr. Trapnell does and some of them are significantly more expensive. So we returned here to try and be a bit more patient. ABQ Orthodontics customer service was as good as it has been in the past, even with the quarantine and social distancing orders. The wait was minor and Doctor Trapnell was on it as usual. I’m happy to say they are in fact the best in ABQ. I won’t even mess around when any of the rest of my kids who may need ortho… I’m saving time, money, and getting the job done right by picking ABQ ortho.

Misha L. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I ended up going to this practice through random circumstance after my previous orthodontist (Community Dental) botched the job they were payed to do, and stole my money in the process. I was thus pretty wary of letting anyone do further work on my teeth… but I had illapplied and unmaintained braces that needed immediate attention. Dr. Trapnell and his team were incredibly patient and understanding of my fear and skepticism. Their facility was Immaculate in comparison to where I’d gone previously and they were willing to work with my budget… so I decided to give them a chance. They did everything in their power to put me at ease and fix previous wrongs, even though they were never at fault. Generous, accommodating, gentle at every visit, and all the while professional perfectionists. My proud beaming smile is now a constant confident display of their excellent work. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who needs or wants orthodontic treatment. Thank you for stepping up to help when I needed it.

Jody Meyer (Source: Google)

★★★★★

We LOVE Dr Rupp and the Eastside staff. My 2 kids and I had consults at 3 Orthodontic offices. We all agreed that ABQ Orthodontics was the office for us. We are now about 1 1/2 yrs into treatment and we definitely made a great decision! I feel like part of the family when we go in each month. I highly recommend them!!!

Mutte Family (Source: Google)

★★★★★

ABQ orthodontics has been awesome, My daughter has been going for almost a year and she has always had great treatment from the staff. I’m from out of state and they have worked with me since day one on getting her started and answering the questions I have. We were surprise how fast her teeth straightened out. We love seeing the confidence her smile brought her. She no longer has to hide her smile. Thank you for always being so friendly.

K J. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)

★★★★★

I was looking for a second opinion on my daughter’s braces, and a friend recommended me to Dr. Trapnell.  I cannot thank that friend enough!  The office is well run, and always professional.  Dr. Trapnell himself is a warm and friendly person.  Not that everything is about price, but the pricing at ABQ Orthodontics is definitely a PLUS.  I had been given a quote that would have me paying $5K out of pocket (after insurance) for very basic work (just straightening teeth, her bite was pretty OK).  ABQ Orthodontics’ price for the SAME treatment was 1/2 the out of pocket cost!  It is a very well run office with all of the modern conveniences like text reminders for your appt. This doesn’t matter to me, but they always have at least receptionist (and I think hygienist) who is fluent in Spanish too.They will work you regarding billing as well to make sure it is as easy as possible for you and your family. The braces come off on Friday, and my younger daughter is getting her braces soon thereafter.  Great business to work with!

Arianna Will (Source: Google)

★★★★★

This Dentist has been with me all my life. This is where I got my braces for the first time! This place is the absolute best. They understand if something is wrong, the workers are very patient when I’m brushing my teeth and I always get called in on time. I have been here a long time and still coming here. I DEFINITELY recommend this dentist. They are the best and still are.

Joseph Castillo (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I don’t know why anybody would give ABQ Orthodontics a bad review this place is awsome Dr T and the entire staff are great. I’m so glad I did my braces with them, i did not have insurance for braces and needed them to fix my smile. They put me on a reasonable pymt plan that made me happy. Call them they are great crew that really cares.

Andria Vigil (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Love the care we have received. My daughter has had a lot of work done to her mouth. And they have been amazing at communicating with all of her other providers involved in her care. Dr. Trapnel has been kind and caring of our wants and needs and all of my questions. I would Reccomend this office to anyone! We have a lot more work to do and look forward to continuing on with them.

Brianna Gutierrez (Source: Google)

★★★★★

We have been at ABQ Orthodontics for over 4 years. Dr. Trapnell and Dr. Rupp and their entire staff have always been very friendly, gentle and kind (even when i don’t wear my rubber bands). I am very happy with the work they have done on my teeth and i would recommend them to all my family and friends!

Ramona Jimenez (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Dr. Trapnell is hands down, one of the most kind and down to earth doctors I’ve ever met. His staff is also always so kind and careful when it comes to my specific concerns. Dr. Trapnell is also bilingual which is huge in this area. Just another example of his efforts toward providing affordable dental needs to everyone. I am so thankful my dentist referred me to Abq Orthodontics!

Tre Peralta (Source: Google)

★★★★★

I started my orthodontics journey a few years back, I came in with a spongebob gap, underbite, and mouth that I couldn’t happily smile with. Every appointment I’ve ever had, the staff has always been so welcoming, never once have any of them came off rude. The Dr’s are explain everything very thoroughly. This past May I had a major surgery to correct my underbite and expand my upper pallet. ABQ Ortho set me up perfectly to have this major survey performed and I couldn’t be more happy with the outcome. I am nearing the end of my treatment and will forever be grateful I went with ABQ Ortho over any other office.

Jesus Dominguez (Source: Google)

★★★★★

Es el mejor lugar a donde ir tiene para nino television y video juegos asientos bien comodos y and they give the first day check up free of xray and the form of your mouth and they are very careful on checking your teeth and they have always clean bathrooms and have the best service there please check there because it also doesnt cost much got there know also because they have seats for pacients and family and more go there today. Leave 5 atars.

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