Invisalign and Braces in Honolulu

Flossing with Invisalign

Fact one: Flossing is more important than brushing your teeth when it comes to preventing gum disease and tooth loss. Fact two: Your Invisalign treatment becomes pointless if your teeth fall out. When it comes to hygiene habits, flossing ranks extremely high — yet, a recent study released by the A... Read More

Invisalign Honolulu - Mouthwash vs Floss

Is Mouthwash as Effective as Floss?

Is mouthwash as effective as floss? To put it plainly — nope. While a good mouthwash can help in the fight against gum disease, cavities and bad breath, it simply can’t remove plaque as well as floss can. Plaque is sticky and adhesive, like glue, and can’t be removed unless you floss and put s... Read More

Traveling with Invisalign in Honolulu

Traveling with Invisalign

Whether it’s a vacation or business trip (we hope it’s a vacation), traveling will definitely alter your Invisalign routine. Here are a few tips to keep top of mind when preparing for your excursion. Travel Tips Always take your previous set, your current set and your next set with you. That way... Read More

Invisalign Honolulu - Invisalign vs Braces

Invisalign vs Braces

So you’re tired of your crooked smile and/or mismatched jaw, but don’t know what type of orthodontic treatment is right for you? The two top contenders — Invisalign and traditional braces — come with their own set of pros and cons. Braces How it works: Small brackets are strategically placed... Read More

Invisalign Honolulu Results

7 Ways to Clean Your Invisalign Trays

If Invisalign trays aren’t cleaned properly, they can become dingy, dull or discolored. To get your gleaming smile at the end of your treatment, you need two things — good oral hygiene and clean aligners. The good oral hygiene part is simple — brush and floss your teeth regularly to avoid cavi... Read More

Brushign with Invisalign in Honolulu

Manual or Electric Toothbrush?

It’s time for a new toothbrush. What to do — take the plunge into the world of rotating, vibrating, oscillating brush heads or stick with the classic, manual toothbrush? To ease your confusion in the toothbrush aisle, we’ve compiled a pros and cons list for each contender. Classic toothbrush: ... Read More

4 Reasons to Love Our iTero Scanner

The iTero Scanner is a system that allows Dr. Dee to take a 3D digital scan of your malocclusion, aka your teeth and your bite! With the digital scanner, we can make adjustments in real time and even transmit the file wirelessly for processing. It’s clear that we enjoy using it, but here’s 4 rea... Read More