Alafaya Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
A Great Dentist
Quality Dentistry in Orlando

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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How should I clean and care for my occlusal guard (night guard)?

The Night Guard that was custom made for you is a hard clear acrylic exterior with a hygienic soft thermoplastic inner lining. Please follow these instructions, as well as instructions provided by your dentist for optimal results in use and longevity of your appliance.


  • Brush and floss your teeth before insertion.
  • When placing guard in. If guard feels tight, place the appliance in warm water for 15-20 seconds. This will quickly soften the inner lining allowing for ease of placement.


  • Upon removal, the appliance may be cleaned with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. Or antibacterial hand soap.
  • Use care not to brush too abrasively on the soft inner lining. DO NOT use an abrasive tooth brush i.e. Denture tooth brush
  • NEVER  soak your appliance in mouthwash, or alcohol based rinses
  • NEVER soak your appliance in bleach or harsh chemicals
  • NEVER boil your appliance, it can distort.
  • Keep appliance away from animals. They will chew appliance.
  • Your appliance can be soaked in a denture cleaner for a maximum of 20 min, 1 time a week
  • Store your night guard in a dry case when not in use


  • Over time the appliance can discolor due to age.
  • Guards should be brought in at your annual exam to a sure it is providing adequate protection.
  • Be aware that eventual replacement of your appliance will be necessary depending on the severity of grinding as well as regular wear and tear. You can expect your appliance to last anywhere from 3-5 years.
Smile Gallery

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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