Haltom Orthodontics
Darren Haltom, DDS:
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Haltom Orthodontics
Darren Haltom, DDS
Albuquerque, NM













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

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


I have truly enjoyed working with this establishment over the last two years. I had some mild corrective work to be done on a full set of teeth, including wisdom: Closing top gap between central incisors (8,9), lateral incisor movement forward (26), and some cuspid rotations to name a few. I ended up here because I wanted a second opinion. The first place I went to suggested to me that only braces would do the trick for alignment and to correct mild mandibular retrognathia, the consideration of mandibular osteotomy and distraction osteogenesis. It was thorough I’ll give them that, but I wanted Invisalign. My alignment issues were cosmetic at least or only negligibly deficit in function at worst so all of that seemed excessive. So I decided to part ways with that establishment and seek a course of treatment elsewhere. I do not remember how I came across Haltom Orthodontics, but it was definitely a worthwhile discovery. The evaluation was thorough and the communication was an open dialog between patient and doctor. I discussed my expectations and desired treatment and listened to how that could fit in my plan of care. They accepted my insurance, Delta Dental, and I paid the rest using in-house financing; it was a simple process. I was able to pay for the entire treatment over the course of a year. So, long story short I was able to get an all Invisalign treatment plan, correct my alignment deficits & functionality, minimize the mild retrognathia and keep my fully functional wisdom teeth. Post-plan corrections and tweaks are part of the deal to hone in the finishing touches and I opted to keep final retainers as aligners, and not a permanent fixture, also a conversation of options. I love dialog! From the front desk to assistants and molders to Dr. Darren Haltom himself, the entire staff is friendly and welcoming. They even have a reward program called the Haltom Smile Club for consistent appointments and early arrivals that delivers gift cards through accrued points in amounts of $10-$100: iTunes, Starbucks, Regal, GameStop, Best Buy, Target, WalMart, Abercrombie, Aeropostale & more. Adults & kids alike will find this a great place for all orthodontic needs!

Kaua Matthews (Source: Google)


Our experiences with both of our boys have been amazing! The results on our oldest son, Connor, were awesome! Kenny, our youngest, is on the downhill slope for getting his braces off! We are extremely pleased with the doctors, the office staff and the technicians! Couldn’t ask for a better orthodontist and care! I recommend them every chance I get!

Jesse Lucero (Source: Facebook)


I just finished my treatment and love my smile. I was reluctant to get braces but decided to go with Haltom Orthodontics after much research. I really like the small office environment. The staff at Haltom are top notch professionals. their friendly staff always made me feel comfortable. I highly recommend Haltom for anyone looking for a improved smile. Jesse Lucero

Nicki P. from Uptown, Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


I just love these people! 10 years ago, I took my oldest son to their Los Lunas office — just to see when we could get started on fixing his teeth. I met with Dr. Tucker and Dr. Darren who explained why there are different phases and why we should start the first phase immediately. We have been in good hands since. Two more kids followed, and I’m now in withdrawal. No more contests and cookies since we have “graduated.” Seriously, they are flexible, affordable, and very patient with patients of all ages. And the staff is fabulous and highly-trained. So, don’t look anywhere else.

Kamilla Venner (Source: Google)


The results for my daughter have been incredible! Her friends ask how she got such perfect teeth. Even when something goes wrong (the dog bit her retainer twice), they just fix the problem. Drs Haltom are both fantastic, friendly, and experienced. The staff are all excellent and make you feel welcome. They always have the place decorated, are involved in philanthropy (adopt a stuffed bulldog for foster children right now), and have fun contests. I highly recommend Haltom Orthodontics!

Desiree Montano (Source: Google)


I Absolutely Love This Place!! Dr. Haltom and his team did an amazing job on my adult braces! It was The obvious choice when it was time for my 12 year old daughters braces. They are all very professional and work diligently. You know they all enjoy their job and care about you as a patient. They make sure you are comfortable and well taken care of not just through your treatment, but after as well. They always have someone on call if you have any issues! Congrats on 50 years!!!

David Hale (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Haltom Orthodontics for the past 2 and a half years and just recently got my braces off. I’ve always felt comfortable here, never had any bad experiences in the office, and my teeth came out fantastic. Everybody at the office is always very kind and welcoming, it’s a very nice location, and they’ve done an exceptional job handling things during this tough pandemic. Couldn’t ask for a better Orthodontist!

Brad Cochran (Source: Google)


Amazing! The staff is absolutely professional and so welcoming! When I go for my appointment I never have to wait long ever the longest is 10 minutes! My next appointment is always made before I leave from my current appointment! And my teeth are moving exactly to the places they say they want them to move to and are looking wonderful !! I couldn’t be happier !!!

Mikayla Torres (Source: Google)


I really love this place, I had braces about 5 years ago and had some issues with my permanent retainer recently that my dentist caused. I went in and they not only fixed the issue, but they really do truly listen and care about their patients. They have such a happy, positive, and helpful team! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking to get braces. (They also have the BEST complimentary cookies while you wait for your appointment to start, and they are amazing).

Amy Hahn (Source: Google)


I was a patient of Dr. Haltom in the 1980’s and now my two children. You can’t get better orthodontic care anywhere else in my opinion! You feel like a part of the Haltom family even after you are done with treatment. I thank Dr. Haltom for mine and my childrens’ beautiful teeth. I think they perform miracles especially when it came to my case! I will always refer anyone who is needing orthodontic services to Haltom Orthodontics knowing they will not be disappointed!!

Jenni White (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Haltom Orthodontics for over a decade, and all I can say is that they are amazing. The most welcoming group of people, always optimizing for great results and peace of mind. On top of everything else, they have a beautiful, clean office and offer fresh-baked cookies and coffee for parents (or patients) to enjoy. 10/10 would recommend!

Allyson Power (Source: Google)


I love my new smile!!! They made sure I walked out with my brightest whitest straightest smile! I have always felt at home here, the girls remember little things about my life and ask me about them at my appointments. My teeth are perfect and I truly feel cared for. I came here on a recommendation and I will definitely recommend them for anyone else I know who wants to update their smile!

Sin R (Source: Google)


My sister got her braces from Haltom Orthodontics, and she had a great experience. Although I got my own braces from somewhere else (several years ago), I do go to Haltom Orthodontics whenever I have issues with my retainers or have other concerns. The staff are all wonderful, and I love that they are very caring. I would definitely recommend them!

Mcclintic Family (Source: Google)


We were referred to Haltom Orthodontics for my 8-year-old daughter’s tooth alignment issues. What I LOVE is that Dr. Haltom and his team were considerate of my daughter’s age. They designed a plan for us to get the big things taken care of right off the bat, remove the braces and wait for all of her adult teeth to grow in, then, if needed, resume orthodontics. I highly recommend this practice! BTW- all techs are kind, professional, and considerate of time. LOVE THEM!

Danielle Gant (Source: Google)


17yrs ago I had braces put on by Dr. Haltom. All these years later I still have my permanent retainers on! Sadly the retainer on the top of my mouth broke off… I called the office and they got me in the same day! The staff was amazing!!! So friendly and helpful. I got a new retainer put on that I’m sure will last another 17yrs!! Best experience I could ask for!

Chris Duran (Source: Google)


Haltom orthodontics “ a great place for toothcare” come’s to mind when I think of how long I’ve been there and let’s see I’ve been there since 4rth grade ,I felt like apart of the family, when you open the doors to the entrance you feel like a kid of responsibility, and you meet a lovely smile at the front desk who is whiling to answer any questions you have. Now don’t mistake this is not a dentist this is an orthodontist very big difference at an orthodontist they straighten your teeth and give you the smile you’ve always wanted , and my orthodontist Dr Haltom did just that, I am very happy how everything from my teeth turning out so perfect and I don’t think there is anywhere to go for orthodontics other then Halcom Orthodontics .

Mary Alixandra F. from Parkland Hills, Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


Absolutely amazing! I returned to Haltom Orthodontics after getting my braces off (over 10 years ago) to get an adjustment to my permanent retainer. They were able to get me right in after a holiday weekend, fixed my permanent retainer and made me a new one to wear at night. I can’t recommend them more. The staff is absolutely amazing and the office is impeccable.

Rachel Perez (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient of Haltom Orthodontics for about 2 years and I have the best experience every time I visit. I completed my Invisalign treatment and needed to have my permanent retainers removed for a medical procedure. The staff in the office were so friendly and efficient like always. I would recommend everyone to Haltom Orthodontics. They really are the best in the business!

Jack Lanam (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Haltom since I was about 7 or 8, and they’re the only place I go to to get stuff done that I actually look forward to going to. Receptionists and all of the workers are 11/10 and go above the call of duty. They’ve come in on weekends when it’s not convenient so I can have a quick fix. My treatment has gone so quickly and I’m going to miss them when I don’t see them once a month. I love Haltom and anyone who is looking for an Orthodontist needs to pick Haltom or they’re making a big mistake. Thanks for making the worst teeth into the best!

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


I’ve been going to Haltom for about two years and I’ve been consistently impressed with the dependability and quality of their service. The staff is really helpful and friendly–whenever I had any issues with my braces, including one occasion where I had to get one of the brackets taken off before the others, they were always there to help. The braces themselves were pretty affordable, and for me, they were gone in just a little over a year. Overall, I’ve been very satisfied with Haltom Orthodontics–I would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to get braces for themselves or for their kid/s.

Ra R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Thrilled with this service! As an adult needing braces, my dentist referred me to Haltom Orthodontics. I wanted to investigate the invisalign option for braces, and was told I would be a great candidate. Dr. Haltom is one of those gifted individuals who has great technical expertise in his field and at the same time is very personable with a generous nature and great sense of humor. The staff is not only very capable, but are incredibly friendly. There is a sense of warmth in this establishment that makes you look forward to going there — (a real first for me:). If you are looking for a good orthodontist — do your self a big favor and go here. Susan S

Lr Sada (Source: Facebook)


Haltom Orthodontics is the best! I just moved here from Oregon and had to have a retainer fixed. Everyone in the office was friendly, helpful, and professional and working with Dr. Darren Haltom was a pleasure. I liked that this office was not over-the-top geared towards kids like some of the other orthodontists I have been to for care.

Marian Davis (Source: Google)


We made an appointment to find out if our granddaughter was a good candidate for Invisalign treatment. We were amazed at the friendliness and competence of everyone who works here, dentists and staff alike. They worked hard to be accommodating to school schedules and handled all billing issues with insurance. Our granddaughter is making excellent progress with Invisalign, and we are so happy that we chose this office to work with.

Angel Montoya (Source: Google)


Such a wonderful staff! I have been a patient for years, recently moved to Arizona and was back in town for a quick visit. They were able to fit me in on such short notice, recommended an orthodontist in Phoenix and made me a replacement retainer available to pick up before my flight home! The staff treats you like family here, so many friendly faces and warm welcomes!! Couldn’t thank them enough!

Corey Dotson (Source: Google)


I’ve been a customer of Haltom’s for 4 or 5 years now, and the experience has always been extremely professional. Not only are the wait-times minimal, the staff do an excellent job of providing a welcoming environment. I’d personally recommend Haltom Orthodontics, as they were able to make my experience with braces both as quick and as comfortable as it could possibly be.

Doreen M. from Tuscany, Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


Haltom Orthodontics is a great place if you are thinking of braces or Invisalign. Currently my son is being treated for braces here and he enjoys his visits with the Doctor and the team because of the professionalism. I would recommend them to my family and friends. I called today because my son had a lower left molar band come off that needs immediate attention. The Team member was friendly and attentive to our needs which makes things go easy. This is a great place to be

K Skirch (Source: Google)


I hated coming here growing up. I first got my braces on when I was 13. I was snotty kid and I didn’t like having braces and it annoyed me how nice everyone was. I was too cool for the ortho growing up. But looking back at it, they did a really great job and really did care. I had braces for almost 5 years. They only messed up once to which they gave me a gift card as an apology. I had two brackets break and they quickly them. Great customer service my whole time there too. I’m now 21 and I am honestly slightly sentimental over the place. I grew up there. A lot of the same people still work there and are still just as nice and have taken really good care of me even after my braces. For my high school graduation Holtom sent me the book “The Richest Man in Babylon” as a graduation gift. I started to grind my teeth. My dentist was going to charge me $800 for a mouth guard but Holtom offered to do it for significantly cheaper. So yeah, I would greatly recommend the place. Also they have really good cookies

Kimberley Beauford (Source: Google)


AWESOME, AWESOME & AWESOME!!!! The staff & Dr’s are GREAT!!! I have been bringing my daughter here for the last few years and have never been disappointed with the no wait service, excellent customer service from beginning to end & outcome of orthodontics work. My daughter loves her beautiful smile and looks forward to her appointments. THANK U!!!!

Dena Serros (Source: Google)


They did an amazing job on my daughter’s braces. She had her braces on for 4 years and she has had her braces off for 3 years now and her teeth are still wonderful. We had such an amazing experience here that I am currently having my son seen for his braces. Staff is nice, friendly and talkative they make their patients feel warm and welcome. They answer all questions and even have on-call staff for emergencies. They very much deserve their 5 stars!

Jose Ramon Martinez (Source: Google)


My experience with Haltom Orthodontics has been great, this goes for both the Los Lunas, NM location as well as the Albuquerque, NM location. The administrative staff has always been responsive to my unique needs and were even able to assist me when I had a scheduling conflict and was unable to be in country for 45 days. Both of the orthodontists are also great and are very honest in giving explanations about real expectations. I would definitely recommend Haltom to anyone that asks me about invisalign, or just orthodontics recommendations in general. 5 stars all day long!!

Veronica Clifford (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient at Haltom for about 3 years and they’ve been wonderful! Not only are all the techs, receptionists, and doctors great, but their service is fast and efficient. If you’re having a problem they do their absolute best to get you in ASAP and all the assistants are gentle. All you need to do is tell them if something feels wrong and they fix it for you. I’ve recommended friends to them as well. Definitely a go-to for your braces and aftercare!!

Ricky M. from Colorado Springs, CO (Source: Yelp)


I was pretty skeptical coming in I had previously had braces as a teenager but didn’t wear my retainer and my teeth got really gaped and also needed jaw surgery but didn’t want to pursue that and just wanted to close the gaps in my teeth. I was told by other places that the only solution would be jaw surgery which I really didn’t want. I came over to Haltom Ortho and they were able to get me into braces without surgery. I honestly didn’t believe it would work but 2 years later and my teeth have significantly improved and they look better than what I expected. Besides that the whole staff over at Haltom are beyond friendly, financing was easy, appointments are also really easy to reschedule. Pricing is a tad bit more than the other locations around town but just as I have always said.. “You get what you pay for”

Audrie Fielding (Source: Facebook)


Haltom Orthordontics is the best ever. they did an amazing job with my daughter for her braces for two years and we we so well taken care of. They are ALWAYS so welcoming and friendly. The after care has proven to be just as superb. They don’t forget you when your all done, they continue to show so much care!! I LOVE this place!! Absolute 5 star rating

Michael Blowers (Source: Google)


I went to Haltom Orthodontics in the Summer/Fall of 2010 for braces. My midline was off almost an entire tooth because my top teeth had shifted after losing baby teeth, and many teeth were crooked which led to difficulty cleaning them properly and confidence issues (I was in high school at the time). The staff was polite and professional and customized my plan to the teeth *pun intended*. After a little over a year, I had a PERFECT smile. The process wasn’t always fun (shifting teeth into place can hurt), but Haltom Orthodontics was always there to help and have gone out of their way numerous times to keep me happy and on track. I broke a brace once eating a hotdog, weird I know, but they got me in within a couple days and reattached a new one. Their permanent retainers for top and bottom teeth have kept my teeth in place, and their night guard retainer is something I wear religiously. Now its 2020 – 10 years later – and I still have a stellar smile! They’ve kept up with me over the years and have provided no-cost retainers to keep my teeth in place which was certainly kind of them! I recently re-visited their office and many of the same staff are working there, with even better technology than before and thousands of happy customers served. They’ve been flexible with payment plans to fit different budgets and their work clearly has staying power – my photo is attached of my smile after 10 years. It can be a little pricey, but it is an investment that pays off for the rest of your life. Thank you Haltom Orthodontics for giving me improved confidence and a great smile that’s been complimented for a over a decade. 

Marian D. from Albuquerque, NM (Source: Yelp)


Highly recommend this office! We made an appointment to find out if our granddaughter was a good fit for Invisalign. Dr. Haltom said she would be an excellent candidate for this treatment. This office is amazing! From the first consult appointment they treat patients and their families with a friendly professionalism that is so refreshing. Both dentists are very competent and put patients at ease. Staff here seem to enjoy their jobs and it shows. We are very happy with the progress our granddaughter is making with the Invisalign treatment!