City Orthodontics

Invisalign® FAQ

Here at City Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment in the Toronto area. Our doctors and team are committed to offering the latest in orthodontic treatments for patients of all ages, including braces and Invisalign® to our Toronto and North York orthodontic patients. We strive to maintain a welcoming office environment to ensure that all our patients are comfortable.

If you are interested in Invisalign and would like to learn more about this unique treatment option from Drs. Pablo Kimos and Willy Dayan, then check out our frequently asked questions below.

A. You must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours daily. You may remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene.

A. No. Unlike braces, you may eat whatever you like as long as you remove the aligners before eating. Prior to placing the aligners back on, it is important to brush your teeth and the aligners after you eat.

A. Like any orthodontic treatment, there is a short adjustment period. The more you speak with the aligners on, the quicker you will adjust.

A. There will be some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving sequentially into their final position.

A. It is recommended that you remove your aligners prior to chewing gum as the gum will stick to the aligners.

A. We discourage smoking with aligners as the cigarette smoke will tend to discolor them.

A. Brushing them with toothpaste will keep them fresh and clean.

A. Regular office visits are every eight to twelve weeks. This will ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing as planned.

A. All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth.

A. Treatment time varies depending on the severity of the misaligned teeth. Treatment time can be shorter than traditional braces, between six and 18 months.