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ORLANDO ADVANCED DENTISTS – CENTER FOR COSMETIC & ADVANCED DENTISTRY

Lake Mary I Orlando Florida I (407) 688 9990

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Dr. Rebecca Pitts is an Invisalign Preferred Provider.


Preferred Provider status helps ensure a great Invisalign® treatment experience for patients. Align Technology assigns this status to dentists when:

  1. They have developed the proficiency and expertise to better design an Invisalign treatment plan that meets patients’ needs.

  2. The doctors demonstrate commitment to learning the latest in technology advances through continuing education and then implementing what you've learned.

  3. Patients can be more confident that the treatment they provide will result in the outcomes they expect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option that allows doctors to straighten teeth using a series of clear, removable, nearly invisible, plastic appliances called aligners.


Q. How does Invisalign work?

Dr.Pitts takes records of the patient’s teeth, including impressions, and fills out an Invisalign treatment planning and sends all the material to Align Technology. At Align, a computer model of the patient’s teeth is created from the impressions. Align then uses its advanced, 3-D imaging software to generate a graphical representation of Dr. Pitts’ treatment plan—almost like an animated movie of the way the patient’s teeth will move from the current position to the final desired position.

Dr. Pitts reviews and approves the rendering of his treatment plan (the 3-D movie) on a secure portion of Align’s website. Align Technology produces a series of clear, plastic aligners that correspond to the stages of tooth movement in the 3-D movie. The patient wears each stage of aligners for approximately two weeks before switching to the next set in the series. Week by week, the patient’s teeth are straightened millimeter by millimeter.


Q. Is this a new way to straighten teeth?

Doctors have successfully used removable appliances for years for very limited treatment. With the application of 3-D computer technology and mass- customization, Invisalign can be used to treat almost anyone who wants straighter teeth.


Q. What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?

• Nearly invisible: You can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.

• Removable: You can eat and drink what you want.

• Better oral hygiene: You can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth.

• Comfortable: There are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasion.


Q. Who can benefit from Invisalign?

Experienced doctors can use Invisalign to treat the vast majority of people who want straighter teeth. According to the Journal of the American Dental Association, two-thirds to three-fourths of American adults (between 136 and 154 million) have some sort of malocclusion (crooked teeth) and could benefit from orthodontic treatment.


Q. How long does treatment take?

Like traditional braces, the length of treatment depends on the complexity of the case. Treatment time is about the same as conventional braces—about a year.


Q. Can any doctor treat patients with Invisalign?

Doctors must complete Invisalign certification to treat patients with Invisalign.


Q. Dr. Rebecca Pitts is an Invisalign Preferred Provider. What does this mean?

Preferred Provider status helps ensure a great Invisalign® treatment experience for patients. Invisalign® assigns this status to dentists when:

  1. They have developed the proficiency and expertise to better design an Invisalign treatment plan that meets patients’ needs.

  2. The doctors demonstrate commitment to learning the latest in technology advances through continuing education and then implementing what you've learned.

  3. Patients can be more confident that the treatment they provide will result in the outcomes they expect.


Q. How much does Invisalign cost?

Several factors impact cost of treatment, such as complexity of the case, market price within the patient’s geographic area, etc. An Align survey of certified doctors across the country indicates that average fees for Invisalign range from $4500–$5500,  usually comparable to metal, clear or ceramic braces.


Q. Am I too old for invisalign?

Invisalign can be used to treat adult patients of any age. Many of our Invisalign patients are 65+ years old. During the complimentary consultation, Dr. Pitts will help determine whether or not Invisalign is suitable for you.


Q. Does insurance cover Invisalign?

Typically, an insurance policy that covers traditional braces also covers Invisalign to the same extent. In addition, Dr. Pitts offers financing through companies such as Chase® or CareCredit®.  Regarding insurance policies, it is recommended that patients are familiar with their individual policy as they can greatly vary.


Q. How many people are in treatment with the Invisalign System?

More than 230,000 patients are in treatment with Invisalign. More than 10 million unique Aligners manufactured.


Q. Is Invisalign FDA approved?

Invisalign has FDA clearance as a Class I device.


Dr. Pitts will be providing complimentary Invisalign consultations to answer your questions about the exciting Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten teeth. If you have wondered if Invisalign is right for you.

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