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When aligning your smile with Invisalign®, you need to do all you can to keep your teeth, gums and appliance in tip-top shape. This can help you have a successful and convenient orthodontic journey. It can even help you prevent dental issues! So, our orthodontist, Dr. Rehana Khan, encourages you to have the best oral hygiene routine possible. To help you do so, she recommends doing the following things:

-Brush after each meal: This is recommended because if you don’t brush after each meal, the food particles can get trapped under your aligner and attack the teeth, causing dental issues. So, keep your toothbrush and toothpaste with you so you can brush regularly.

-Floss at least once a day: This can help you remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth and along your gums. If you can floss more, like after each time you eat, please do so. It can help you have a cleaner and healthier smile.

-Attend your routine dental checkups: Dental cleanings and exams help you have the top-notch smile and oral health you deserve. They also help you have a more convenient orthodontic journey because they reduce your chances of suffering dental issues. So, please remember to attend your checkups regularly.

-Clean your aligner: You can clean your aligner by rinsing it every time you remove it as well as deep cleaning it regularly with the Invisalign cleaning kit.

For more information and details about oral hygiene in Santa Monica, California, please reach out to our orthodontic team at Santa Monica Orthodontics. When you dial 310-393-3344, we will be more than happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to your phone call!