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It’s the time of year when it gets really easy to forget some of the most basic things you need to do in order to make sure your oral health doesn’t suffer while you’re undergoing Invisalign® treatment. With all the great food available, our team here at Howell Orthodontics doesn’t want to see you forget your oral health tips and end up needing extra treatment. So let’s review what you should do.

Cleaning after eating

It’s common sense to remove your plastic aligners when eating. You can’t eat with them in, after all. However, it’s easy to forget to thoroughly clean your teeth before putting the aligners back in your mouth. Cranberry sauce, pie filling, and cake frosting are all sticky substances that easily get stuck in your teeth. Don’t forget to brush thoroughly after all holiday meals to avoid trapping extra food under your aligners.

Flossing and mouthwash

All the turkey and ham you’ll likely eat this holiday season has a way of working itself into your teeth and never leaving. Instead of stabbing at it with a toothpick, just remember to floss carefully after every meal.

Keeping your oral health in great shape while undergoing Invisalign treatment isn’t difficult – it just takes a bit of work.