You deserve a smile you’re proud to show off, and our mission is to help you achieve one. As a leading orthodontist serving patients throughout the Honolulu and Aiea, HI areas, we’re proud to offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages, and our Honolulu orthodontists work closely with patients to create personalized treatment plans for any lifestyle. While the most popular treatment we offer is still traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners offer a removable, virtually-invisible alternative. If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign treatment, we’ve put together a list of answers to some of the most common questions.
No. It is best to be treated by Dr. Scott Morita who has been specifically trained in providing Invisalign treatment.Back to Top
You must wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day. You can remove them when you eat & drink and when brushing & flossing your teeth.Back to Top
No. Unlike regular braces, you can eat all the foods you normally do as long as you take the aligners out before eating. Remember to brush your teeth (and the aligners) before putting your aligners back in.Back to Top
There is a short adjustment period when first getting started with Invisalign just as there is with other orthodontic treatment options. However, the more you speak while wearing the aligners, the quicker you will adjust.Back to Top
You will feel some pressure and minor discomfort for a day or two after each initial insertion. This is a sign that your teeth are moving into their new positions so it’s normal to feel some pressure and minor discomfort.Back to Top
Our Honolulu & Aiea orthodontic practice discourages smoking while wearing aligners as the smoke can discolor them.Back to Top
You will need to come into our Honolulu or Aiea orthodontics office every five to six weeks to ensure your treatment is going along as planned.Back to Top
All orthodontic patients are told to wear their retainers at night indefinitely. Wearing your retainer as directed by our Aiea & Honolulu orthodontists will help ensure you have a healthy and straight smile that will last you a lifetime.Back to Top
Generally speaking, treatment time takes between 6 and 18 months. However, the exact time you spend in treatment will depend upon the severity of your orthodontic problem.Back to Top
Yes, Morita Orthodontics provides Invisalign treatment to children as long as their teeth including the second molars have grown in completely.Back to Top
Our orthodontists, Dr. Randal D. Morita and Scott Morita are proud to offer Invisalign treatment to the patients we serve. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, please contact us today to set up an appointment time. During this important first visit, your orthodontist will discuss the treatment options available to you, which may include Invisalign.
RE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
To our valued patients,
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), President Trump, the American Dental Association and the Hawaii Dental Association are recommending all dentists postpone nonemergency dental procedures for 2 weeks. Our practice is committed to protecting the community and avoiding using valuable resources that our first responders and frontline healthcare providers will need.
Our office will be closed effective today, Wednesday, March 18, and we plan to resume regular hours on Wednesday, April 1. If you are experiencing a true dental emergency including swelling or severe tooth pain, please call your general dentist office, and listen closely as emergency contact info will be available. For all nonemergent questions, please email us at [email protected].
We are so sorry for the burden this places on your schedules, but your continued health and safety are our number one priority. Our office is working diligently to reschedule all patients with existing appointments within the next 2 weeks. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to normal orthodontic patient care. We ask for your compassion and understanding at this time as we all work together to keep Hawaii healthy.
Your Morita Orthodontics Ohana