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.

  • Q. How often must I wear my aligners?

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

  • Q. Are there any restrictions to what I can eat while in treatment?n

    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.

  • Q. Will wearing the aligners affect my speech?

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

  • Q. Is there any discomfort with Invisalign® treatment?

    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.

  • Q. Can I chew gum?

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

  • Q. Can I smoke with the aligners in?

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

  • Q. How do I keep my aligners clean?

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

  • Q. How often do I see an orthodontist while wearing Invisalign®?

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

  • Q. What happens after my treatment is complete? Do I need retainers?

    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.

  • Q. How long does Invisalign treatment take?

    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.

Call Your Toronto Invisalign Provider!

Thank you for choosing City Orthodontics for your orthodontic treatment needs. If you have questions about Invisalign that weren’t answered above, please contact us at our office at (416) 222-3223 and our friendly office staff would be happy to help! If you would like to schedule an appointment to come in and meet with Dr. Pablo Kimos or Dr. Willy Dayan, we will set up a time that best fits your schedule. We look forward to seeing you in our Toronto orthodontics office soon!