Fanning Orthodontics
Michael Fanning, DDS:
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Fanning Orthodontics
Michael Fanning, DDS (Orthodontist)

Albuquerque, NM













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


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Evelyn B. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Fanning and the staff at Fanning orthodontics are awesome. Our family was referred to him by Dr. Rachelle Shaw, pediatric dentist, here in Albuquerque. The first time we met, Dr. Fanning provided a FULL professional and comprehensive consulation and plan for two of my teenagers. It is important to note that at the consultiaion, I did not ever feel like I was a burden. He was very genuine and down to earth. More importantly, he made my children feel welcomed. At the time of the consultation, the price was a little too much for us even with the payment plan offered; however, we re-visited him about 9 mos-1 year later to start the services for my daughter. The records and previous quote was still honored and services provided almost immediately. The payment options worked for our family’s budget. I have never felt pressured about payments or anything else for that matter. In addition, the staff (love love love Debbie) has always been accomodating with appointments/schheduling. Dr. Fanning is very patient-centered. This is an important quality to have along with integirty and professionalism.. all of which are exemplified in Dr. Fanning as well as his staff. We have been with his office since early 2013, but our family will be moving very soon. Our family is relocating to another state and Dr. Fanning’s office was kind enough to research and find an orthdontist in the new state just minutes from our house!!! I can’t tell you how much I appreciated this extra service. Please note that I do not typically take time out to write reviews no matter how great the service is; however, I wrote this review because like so many moms and dads, I search the internet for information prior to getting services. I hope this review helps Dr. Fanning’s next patients.

Trisha Roberts (Source: Google)


We took our 8 year-old daughter to see Dr. Fanning for a second opinion after her general dentist recommended an orthodontic consultation for a missing adult tooth. While the orthodontist at the first place (a corporate-operated business) was knowledge and friendly, the personalized attention, detailed options, warmth, and genuine caring shown to us and our daughter by Dr. Fanning and his staff was unparalleled. We knew, without question, Dr. Fanning would be the one treating our daughter when the time comes for her to have orthodontic work. Thank you, Dr. Fanning, and all your staff for making us feel comfortable and confident in our choice!

Karl T. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


My son is about 1 year into his projected 2 year ortho plan. So far our experience with Dr. Fanning and his staff has been excellent. Everyone at Dr. Fanning’s office has a great attitude so the appointments have not been a chore for our 14 year old. During our initial consultation Dr. Fanning took his time to explain how he intended to correct my son’s bite. We didn’t feel rushed and he answered all of our questions patiently. During every ortho apt since then they make sure that my son is comfortable with what ever appliance he is using and they always ask him for feed back. If something is uncomfortable they work to correct the problem and make sure that he is comfortable. So in summary Dr. Fanning is professional, fun with kids, appears to know his stuff and has his staff tuned into patient comfort as part of their job responsibility.

Angela Gaeto (Source: Google)


From the first time we met Dr. Fanning, he has made my son feel comfortable and at ease. His office staff is top notch too, and always does their best to accommodate our busy sports schedule with 2 boys! My son actually looks forward to going to his visits because Dr. Fanning takes the time to show his young patients that he cares about their teeth and their lives. Dr. Fanning has gone above and beyond for our family several times, even calling me after hours and on a holiday when I had a question. My son’s teeth are looking great now and our decision to go with Fanning Orthodontics was the best one we could have made. I wish all of our family’s health care providers were as fun, as knowledgeable, and as caring as Dr. Fanning

Meghan Undreiner (Source: Google)


As an adult getting braces for the first time, I was a little nervous. I had NO idea what to expect. Thankfully, the front office, back office and Dr. Fanning all made me fell very comfortable and relaxed! I have been a little rougher on my braces than I should have, and every time I make something go wrong, they are there 100% to help fix it. I’m only 2 months in, and I couldn’t ask for a better experience. Stop searching for an Orthodontist, this is it! Thank you Dr. Fanning and your AMAZING team!

Kendra P. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


This place!!! Simply put, no matter where you are from, makes you feel like you are a friend from the moment you step into the door. Granted I’ve only been there a few times for my son, but each time, even phone calls, professionalism radiates through. They genuinely smile, hold conversations without making you feel rushed, give compliments, and even tell the not so good news in the most compassionate and frank way. I know you’re reading this and your like blah, blah, but I’d recommend you go. One time and you’ll be making your follow up appointment shortly after meeting them! Ha! Dr. Fanning is beyond knowledgeable, skillful, and intelligent! I’d keep complimenting him, but I’m sure my husband would think I’m going on and on. And not for reasons like that, just meaning how he’s a great-the BEST dentist of any sort, in Albuquerque, and heck, even from when I was in Boston! No God-complex here, humble, relatable, kind, friendly people, who CLEARLY loves their jobs, even great conversationalist! if they don’t love their jobs, maybe they get paid handsomely, the staff smile like they get the same orientation about smiling at Disney World….you know, like how all Disney employees smile because they are at the most happiest place on Earth?! Well, I try to give at least one or two negatives in my reviews, but I literally don’t have one! Just know that I’d recommend, even to strangers!

Melissa Smith (Source: Google)


Having been a patient of Dr Fanning’s for a little over 2 months, he and his entire staff have given me the best possible experience I could have ever hoped for. Being in the medical profession and a second time braces patient, I can attest to the superior professionalism, expertise, care, concern and friendliness of the staff. They make sure their patients are taken care of and will work around your schedule for those unexpected adjustments. Best of all, my biggest problem teeth were practically straightened out in only 2 months! I guarantee you will have a great experience if you go there.

Alice Heck (Source: Facebook)


Dr.Fanning is the most kind hearted orthodontist. He truly cares for his patients, my daughter is only 9 and has a lot issues with her teeth, bite etc. she is so comfortable with him. His staff is also just as wonderful!

Bro Orangetreez (Source: Google)


Dr. Fanning and his team do an amazing job making you feel like part of the Family. In and out in a timely fashion without being rushed or waiting past your appointment time. I highly recommend Dr Fanning and welcome his ability to show that he truly cares for his patients. He was doing such an amazing job with my family I decided to straighten my teeth as well. Best decision I’ve made. True Smile!

Moonlight Games (Source: Google)


I know that Albuquerque has many orthodontist offices to choose from, but trust me when I say that Dr. Fanning is the orthodontist you want! He is very knowledgeable and he doesn’t try to make you do things that won’t help justvto make extra money. He, along with everyone on his staff, are so personable and are excellent with kids of all ages. My daughter just got her braces off today and I’ll be returning to Dr. Fanning now with my son. I can’t say enough good things!

Jessica Fisher (Source: Google)


Dr Fanning and his staff are the best. I was very reluctant to get braces and orthodontics for the second time having had a terrible experience with an overconfident general dentist. Dr Fanning was amazing he was able to help me with a my unique problem. I was missing two of my front teeth and the the others had grown in with lots of space and they had been moved around some from the braces previously. I gave up for a long time after 6 plus years of braces. Then I found some courage and some hope to get a smile I would be proud of. Dr Fanning gave me that smile. I got my braces off today and I can’t stop smiling (there may also have even been some tears of joy) Thank you so much!!!

Melissa S. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


I have nothing but the best things to say about Dr Fanning and his staff! I’m a second time braces patient as well as a medical professional, and his expertise, professionalism, and warmth and care of his staff has wow’d me. My biggest problem teeth straightened out in only 2 months!!! They always are able to work me in for unexpected adjustments in between my regular appointments. I can guarantee that anyone going to his practice will have a very positive experience.

Brenda C. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Shaw recommended Dr. Michael Fanning to our family. I was pleasantly surprised, as I went to Dr. James Fanning as a child. The office is very nice, welcoming and modern. The receptionist is very friendly and knowledgeable and worked with my insurance for us. The assistances are very nice and Dr. Fanning is very personable and you can tell he really enjoys what he does. Two of my 3 children are receiving treatment and my son has recently finished Phase 1 and his teeth are looking fantastic!

Holly Brown (Source: Facebook)


This weekend my son lost his removable palettal expander on a flight to NM. Dr. Fanning took time out of his Sunday to speak with me and provide advice along with the advice of our orthodontist in NYC. It was above and beyond and his guidance helped us make the right choice for our son. This kindness is just what the world needs. Thank you!

Marie Medley (Source: Google)


Fanning Orthodontics is the perfect match for my 14 year old son! After consulting with 3 other doctors for my son’s treatment, I chose Dr. Mike Fanning. He and his team won me over with their knowledge, patience and wonderful care. Orthodontic treatment can be expensive and take some time. The helpful friendly office staff helped me understand all my options financially. Compared to the other orthodontists I consulted with, Fanning Orthodontics was the most affordable. Their office is very clean and pleasant to relax in while my son has his treatment done. The location of the office is very convenient as well. If you are looking into braces for your child or yourself, you would be wise to check out Fanning Orthodontics.

Evie Pope (Source: Google)


Braces are tough to put up with for 18+ months. In my opinion, you have got to love your orthodontist and staff to make the process less grueling. You will be seeing them a lot! So, liking the staff is super important! At Fanning Orthodontics, you can expect an über friendly and caring staff who are led by a passionate and excited doctor (Michael Fanning) ready to straighten you out! I have found this staff to be fun, hospitable and knowledgeable about all my orthodontic care. l raise your level of expectations when cross shopping for other clinics. Thankfully, I took the advice of a friend and have enjoyed every visit. I would highly recommend Fanning Orthodontics to all my family, friends and to you as well! Fanning staff, I admire your ability to connect with people. On the day I complete my treatment, I will cry!! Not only will you have transformed my smile, but you inspired me to learn how to connect with people. Your are an extraordinary blessing and I look forward to seeing you at my next appointment! Sincerely, Evie Pope :#

Sandra O. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


This place is amazing….I don’t have a single bad thing to say about it. The first time I visited this office was because my permanent retainer fell off. The orthodontist that handled my braces and retainer has since retired so I had to find someone new to fix it. This is the third time I’ve had to replace it and was concerned that this would be an ongoing battle. Dr. Fanning spent a lot of time with me going through the options until I decided to continue with the permanent retainer I had before. Dr. Fanning secured a new retainer on my teeth in a manner that is MUCH sturdier than I’ve ever had before. I was very impressed with his quality of work. Now that my son needs braces, I have started taking him to Dr. Fannings office and he loves it. My son received the same attention from Dr. Fanning that I did on my visits. He personally sits in the room with him and reviews all the procedures that are going to take place. Just last week Dr. Fanning discussed putting bands on his teeth with my son and even showed him an interactive video so that he could see what they were going to do. Dr. Fanning is very attentive. He walks around the office between appointments and visits with the kids and families that are there. You can tell that he treats his staff with respect. Speaking of his staff, they’re also wonderful and friendly. They all do a great job of making my son and I feel welcome. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for an orthodontist

Jeffrey A Smith (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Fanning has been (and still is) amazing with our son (Theo). He always makes Theo feel comfortable and is very gentle during each appointment (he even calls to check in to see how things are going). And after all that…my son’s teeth are doing exactly what we discussed in the plan prior to going down this path with Dr. Fanning. Thank You for everything!!! -Jeff

Roxi Samora (Source: Google)


The staff at Fanning orthodontics is nothing short of amazing. The customer service is awesome. They have always made my daughter feel comfortable and welcome and made all her fears about her braces go away. Dr. Mike is great with his patients and created a “game plan” with my daughters teeth to not only help get her amazing smile but to also help keep the cost down. He treats everyone within this office with such great respect, patients, parents and staff. I highly recommend Dr. Mike.

Attila Sattele (Source: Facebook)


We’ve been coming here for several years, and there’s no doctor more personable than Dr. Fanning. He is always all smiles, treats you like family and genuinely cares about his patients. My kids always look forward to seeing Dr. Fanning and his amazing staff. They are also always available for any emergencies. Highly Recommended!

James O. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


I challenge you to find something negative to say about this place. The staff is super friendly, the orthodontist is great and visits with you 100% of the time. Everything is clean, waters in the fridge or make yourself a cup of coffee in the lobby. Extremely reasonable and flexible with the financing options. I needed a unique payment plan, explained my situation and they did not hesitate to work with me. I am not an expert but I think Dr. Fanning offers the best technology available. After our initial appointment we left with a packet of high quality pictures, use an iPad to check in and each chair has a computer for the technician to review notes and make your next appointment. For my sons braces we did get a 2nd opinion. Prices were extremely close to each other, so don’t plan on getting gouged!