Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
A Great Dentist
All Your Orlando Dental Needs Under One Roof

We are proud to provide outstanding dental care to the communities of Orlando, Waterford Lakes, Avalon Park, and all the other surrounding areas!

As a patient at our practice, you’ll enjoy exceptional dentistry and personalized care from friendly, skilled people who are passionate about what we do! Attention to detail is important in any health care setting, and we are careful to avoid missing a thing! We also stay up to date on current technologies and techniques to bring you the very best that modern dentistry has to offer.

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What We Do

We make it easy for your entire family to get the care you need when you need it. Early morning office hours make it easy for you to fit dental care into your busy day, and we are happy to file all PPO insurance claims for your convenience.

Our beautiful office is easy to find, located near the campus of the University of Central Florida. We offer a wealth of services to meet your needs, from preventive cleanings and examinations to restorative and cosmetic treatments. We also provide more advanced treatments like dental implants, placed right here in our office by Dr. Michaelson, and adult orthodontic options like Invisalign.

We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our dental family!

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Welcome to our Orlando, FL Dental OfficeGary Michaelson, DMD

Welcome to Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry! We are pleased to serve friends and neighbors in Orlando, Waterford Lakes, Avalon Park, Eastwood, Oviedo, Wedgefield, as well as students and faculty of UCF.

As your trusted Orlando, FL dentist, Dr. Michaelson is dedicated to serving your dental needs while providing a positive, comfortable experience. We believe in treating every member of your family like a member of ours. We’re proud to have provided outstanding dental care for over 20 years, from long-term patients to new families.

If you’re ready to experience the difference that personalized attention can make in your oral health, please call our Orlando, FL dentist office to schedule a visit.

What Makes Our Dental Practice Unique

Have you ever been to a dental office where you felt like your concerns were not heard? At Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we pride ourselves on the lasting relationships we establish with our patients. We actively listen to you and will meet your expectations during every phase of treatment.

These friendships are meaningful because they build trust and help you feel safe and secure, knowing that your care is in the hands of professionals who only want the best for you.

Also, by learning what’s important to you, we can tailor your treatment accordingly. This ensures that you always receive the care that fits all your needs.

Our Comfortable, Relaxed Dentist Office

We understand that many patients are anxious about visiting the dentist, and we do everything possible to make your time with us pleasant and even enjoyable! You’ll notice the difference the moment you enter our elegant reception area, which resembles a living room rather than a typical dentist's office. A smiling team member will be there to welcome you and help you with anything you need.

We enhance the relaxed atmosphere with soothing music and the subtle scent of aromatherapy candles. Patients enjoy muffins, energy bars, juice, and coffee as they wait for their appointments.

We know you will also appreciate the spa-like amenities we offer for your comfort. From lavender wraps for the neck and herbal eye packs to lumbar pillows and a shiatsu neck massager, you will feel more like you’re in a spa than a dental office!

Our General Dentistry Services

With decades of experience treating patients of all ages in the Orlando, FL area, Dr. Gary Michaelson and our professional dental staff welcome you to our practice.

In addition to teeth restoration and cosmetic dental treatments, we provide general dentistry for everyone in the family. From preventative dental exams to tooth fillings, we want to be your trusted local dentist.

We’re here to provide these general dentistry services and more:

  • Dental exams and teeth cleanings
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental crowns
  • Periodontal disease
  • Night guards and sports mouth guards
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canals

Ready for your six-month teeth checkup? Concerned about a tooth? Call to schedule an appointment with your top Orlando, FL dentist, Dr. Gary Michaelson.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

When you’re not happy with your smile, it can impact every part of your life. That’s why Dr. Michaelson is passionate about helping you create your healthiest, most beautiful smile with cosmetic dentistry.

Using state-of-the-art dental technologies and materials, your Orlando cosmetic dentist can fix any aesthetic teeth issue you may have, such as:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Shortened or worn-down teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth

Here are a few of the cosmetic dentistry services we provide to enhance your smile:

  • Orthodontics, such as Invisalign and Six Month Smiles
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Tooth-colored composite fillings
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental crowns
  • Full smile makeovers

At Alafaya Dentistry, we listen. The first step in achieving the smile you envision is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment with Dr. Michaelson. He will listen to your concerns and create a treatment plan that fits in with your goals, budget, and lifestyle.

Can You Help Me Straighten My Teeth?

For many adults, the thought of wearing braces may be a turn-off, even though crooked teeth can take a toll on your self-confidence and oral health. Or maybe you aren’t aware that misaligned teeth can increase your risk of gum disease and tooth decay, which can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Fortunately, we provide solutions for adult orthodontics that don’t have a significant impact on your lifestyle!

Invisalign—Most adults would rather not bring attention to their orthodontic treatment, limit favorite foods, or wait years for straighter teeth. That’s where Invisalign comes in!

Invisalign is a clear aligner system that lets you straighten your smile, close gaps between teeth, and fix bite issues without anyone ever noticing. Using smooth aligners that fit like a retainer, Invisalign treatment time averages 9 to 12 months.

You can remove the clear aligners to eat, brush, and floss, so you don’t have to worry about food getting caught in brackets and wires.

Inman Aligners—If you’re only concerned with front teeth that are visible when smiling, we have a solution that may only take a few weeks! Inman Aligners are another invisible treatment that straightens your front teeth.

Six Month Smiles—Did you know you can fix your front teeth in only four to nine months? With Six Month Smiles’ discreet clear brackets and wires, you can affordably straighten the visible teeth that show when you smile.

The best way to find out if you could benefit from one of these adult orthodontic treatment options is to call us to schedule an appointment with your top Orlando, FL dentist, Dr. Gary Michaelson. We look forward to talking with you!

Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants

A missing tooth can cause the need for orthodontics later on as teeth shift into the empty space. A missing tooth also results in bone loss in your jaw, which can impact your appearance and the health of your teeth and gums.

That’s why if you lose a tooth because of tooth decay, trauma, or another reason, it’s crucial to replace the tooth as soon as possible.

A dental implant is a surgically implanted post that becomes a missing tooth’s new “root.” The implant fuses with your own jawbone to prevent bone loss and other teeth from shifting. Dental implants are widely accepted as the gold standard in teeth replacement.

Dr. Gary Michaelson at Alafaya Dentistry is a highly skilled implant dentist in Orlando, FL. With decades of experience treating missing teeth, he expertly places dental implants from start to finish.

Where Is Your Dentist Office Located?

Located near the University of Florida campus, our beautiful dentist office serves the Orlando, Waterford Lakes, Avalon Park, Eastwood, Oviedo, and Wedgefield areas, as well as students and faculty of the UCF communities.

Dr. Michaelson and our friendly dental staff are here in the early morning hours to accommodate busy work and school schedules. Call us at (407) 381-3000 to schedule your next dental exam!

Does Your Dentist Office Accept Insurance?

Yes! Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry accepts dental insurance. We will work hard to ensure that you get the full benefits from your dental insurance coverage.

Our Stress-Free Dental Financing Options

Financial concerns should never get in the way of receiving high-quality dental care. We offer several options for financing the cost of your treatment so you can get necessary care when you need it most.

We partner with CareCredit and The Lending Club Patient Solutions (formerly Springstone), which allow you to spread the cost of treatment over several months. Interest-free CareCredit works like a credit card, and you use it to finance a variety of health and wellness treatments. The Lending Club offers low-interest loans with a set repayment schedule.

We Look Forward to Meeting You!

Would you like to experience outstanding dental care delivered in a soothing environment by professionals who genuinely care about you? We would love the opportunity to get to know you and help you enjoy the best oral health possible. Please call Alafaya Dentistry today to get started today.

There are no words to describe exactly how amazing my experience with Dr.Michaelson and his staff has been. From day one I felt so welcome in his office. My smile was honestly one of my largest insecurities, I never wanted to show my teeth for photos and covered my mouth while laughing. I went to Dr. Michaelson's office in hopes to get veneers and a new smile. Every consultation was easy and relaxed. I felt so safe with his team. - Cassie P.

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