Cleaning your Invisalign®

Your Invisalign® aligners should be cleaned at least 2-3 times a day. Invisalign® should be cleaned with a spare toothbrush, a small drop of liquid dish soap & cool water. If you remove your aligners to eat, but are unable to brush immediately, rinse your mouth thoroughly, replace your aligners and clean as soon as […]

Topical Fluoride

We recommend using a sodium fluoride gel to help prevent tooth decay while you are wearing braces. This gel kills bacteria and replaces minerals in the tooth enamel that have been removed by harmful acids. Using a fluoride gel does not replace daily brushing and flossing, but it should be applied following your daily schedule […]

Using an Interdental Toothbrush

An interdental (between the teeth) toothbrush is used to clean underneath and around your archwires and braces. Please use the interdental toothbrush gently to avoid damaging your wires.

Rinsing with an Antibacterial Mouthwash

To reduce inflammation to your gums and cheeks, we suggest using a hydrogen peroxide antiseptic mouth rinse. This rinse will help prevent infection and decrease irritation that may develop from your braces. Rinse your mouth with two teaspoons of the hydrogen peroxide rinse for one minute, and then spit it out. You may use it […]

Flossing While Wearing Braces

Flossing takes more time and patience when you are wearing braces, but it is important to floss your teeth every day. We recommend flossing at night to make sure your teeth are clean before you go to bed. Use a reusable floss threader to floss under your archwire. Pull a small length of floss from […]

Brushing While Wearing Braces

Especially during orthodontic treatment, brush your teeth four times daily to avoid the accumulation of food particles in your teeth and braces: In the morning after breakfast After lunch or right after school After dinner At bedtime