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Invisalign Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Invisalign!!! Truly amazing, leading edge technology used to treat "jacked-up" teeth. No braces, faster, same cost, much easier, invisible and effective! This is no longer "your father’s orthodontics"!
  • Does Invisalign really work?Open or Close

    Yes! Invisalign works!  There are already over one million beautiful smiles that have been created using Invisalign.  Call our office at (813) 968-2483 and let Dr. Feldman show you just how beautiful your smile can be with Invisalign treatment!  Dr. Feldman has a Super Elite designation, which means he has finished over 1,000 patients with Invisalign treatment.  Currently he is #1 in Florida, and #11 in the world in completed cases!

  • How long does Invisalign treatment take and how much does it cost?Open or Close

    The length of treatment time with Invisalign, like traditional braces, depends on the severity of the case.  Dr. Feldman will be able to determine how long your treatment time will be at your initial consultation.  In many cases, Invisalign takes less time than traditional braces with an average treatment time of about 12-14 months.  Invisalign is also very affordable, with a cost similar to that of traditional braces...at least in our practice!

  • Are there restrictions on what I can eat and drink?Open or Close

    No.  Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners can be removed so there is no need to avoid certain foods for fear of breaking a wire or bracket.

  • Will wearing the Invisalign aligners affect my speech?Open or Close

    Like all orthodontic treatments, aligners may temporarily affect your speech; however, this is quite rare.  If you do develop a slight lisp for a day or two, your tongue will get used to having aligners in your mouth, and the lisp almost always disappears quickly.

  • How often must I see my orthodontist?Open or Close

    Dr. Feldman will schedule regular appointments, usually about once every 10-12 weeks.  This is the only way your doctor can be sure that the treatment is progressing as planned.

  • Who is eligible for Invisalign Teen?Open or Close

    Invisalign Teen treatment is appropriate for patients who have shed all their baby teeth and have second molars at least partially erupted - includes most teens from 12-18 years of age.  Call (813)968-2483 today to schedule your FREE consultation and to find out if you qualify to start treatment now.

  • Will the Invisalign treatment be painful?Open or Close

    Most people experience very slight tooth soreness for one to two days after starting each new aligner.  This is normal.  It is a sign that the Invisalign aligners are working - sequentially moving your teeth to their final destination.  This soreness should gradually go away within a couple of days after you insert the new aligner in the series.  If it does not, you should promptly call our office.

  • How often must I wear my aligners?Open or Close

    Invisalign ONLY works while you are wearing the aligners.  We recommend that you wear your aligners 24/7, day and night.  The only exceptions are to eat, brush, and floss your teeth.

  • How does Invisalign Teen work?Open or Close

    3-D computer imaging technology maps the complete treatment (clincheck) from start to finish.  From the virtual reality plan, a series of custom-made aligners is produced.  You wear each aligner for two weeks.  During this time, the aligners gradually move your teeth until they achieve the desired final position.

  • How long does Invisalign Teen take?Open or Close

    The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by Dr. Feldman; however, the average case takes about 12-14 months.

  • How do I get started?Open or Close

    Call our office today at (813) 968-2483 to make an appointment for your no charge Invisalign consultation.  Let us show you how easy it is to get the smile you've always wanted!!!

    Great news!  We are offers optical scanning of your teeth instead of taking yucky, goopy dental impressions.  We are a "gag-free" office.  This state-of-the-art technology not only is much easier on the patient, but expedites aligner fabrication and ensures much improved aligner fit!