Invisalign FAQ

Questions Asked At Our Orlando Orthodontic Office

At Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics, we provide quality, customized orthodontic treatment to kids, teenagers, and adults living in the East Orlando, Avalon Park, and Waterford Lakes areas of Florida. We love improving smiles and offer our patients all the latest treatment options from metal and clear braces to removable aligners!

If you’re a teenager or adult who would love having a healthier and more attractive smile without having to wear braces that are cemented to your teeth, our East Orlando Invisalign or Invisalign Teen treatment may be perfect for you! With this treatment, there are no visible metal wires or brackets used at all. Instead, you’re given a series of clear removable aligners made of a smooth plastic material to wear over your teeth that will move them step-by-step.

Invisalign Benefits

When you’re an Invisalign patient, you can enjoy all kinds of benefits including:

  • Very discreet treatment for good self-esteem
  • No food restrictions or oral hygiene hassles to deal with
  • Nothing present to poke and irritate the inside of your cheeks
  • Fewer orthodontic appointments because there’s nothing to adjust
  • Quick & easy visits to your orthodontist that won’t disrupt your daily activities

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Whether you’re considering Invisalign or are already in treatment, it’s important to know all you can about how Invisalign works. Please use this section to find answers to some of the most common questions about our East Orlando Invisalign treatment.

Q: How does Invisalign work?

A: Using advanced 3D imaging technology, Dr. Taddeo will create a unique treatment plan for you that he sends off to the makers of Invisalign so your aligners can be made. Once your custom-made aligners arrive at our office, we’ll ask you to come in to get them. We’ll tell you to wear the first set of aligners for about two weeks. Then you’ll switch to the next set and continue doing so until you’ve used all the aligners and your treatment is done.

Q: What is Invisalign Teen?

A: Invisalign Teen is the teenage version of regular Invisalign. It works the same way, but the aligners have special features. For instance, there are ‘eruption tabs’ built in to hold space for adult teeth that haven’t yet come in. There are also tiny blue dots on the aligners that fade as the aligners are worn. They’re there to remind the wearer that it’s time to switch aligners.

Q: How long will treatment take?

A: That depends on the severity of your case. However, the average case takes about 12 months. Dr. Taddeo will let you know how long you’ll be in treatment once he examines your mouth and develops your treatment plan.

Q: Is treatment uncomfortable?

A: It’s common to feel some discomfort for a few days at the start of treatment and when you switch to new aligners. This discomfort is typically described as pressure. It’s just a sign that Invisalign is working as it’s supposed to, by slowly moving your teeth.

Q: Can I take my aligners out at nighttime?

A: No. You must wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day, including overnight while you’re asleep.

Q: What if I have school or family photos to take?

A: You can remove your aligners temporarily for your school or work photos as long as you put them right back in when done.

Q: Will my aligners slip out when I’m asleep?

A: That’s highly unlikely because your aligners will fit snugly over your teeth.

Q: Can I really eat anything I want?

A: Yes. You’re free to enjoy all your favorite foods because the aligners are designed to be taken out when eating. However, we suggest limiting the amount of sugary foods you consume so you can avoid tooth decay.

Q: Is there any special way I need to brush and floss my teeth?

A: No. When it’s time to brush and floss, just take your aligners out and get busy! Just be sure to do a great job brushing & flossing to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Q: How do I clean the aligners?

A: Cleaning your aligners is easy. Just brush them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush and then rinse them off with cool water when done. You can also clean your aligners using the Invisalign Cleaning System that can be purchased online.

Contact Your East Orlando & Waterford Lakes Orthodontist

If you’re excited about Invisalign and want to find out if you can be treated with clear, removable aligners, please request an appointment with our East Orlando orthodontist today. Once he’s examined your teeth, Dr. Taddeo will sit down with you to talk about your treatment options which could include Invisalign. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics

  • Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics - 1561 S. Alafaya Trail, Suite 100, Orlando, FL 32828 Phone: 407-482-3700

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