When you align your smile, it is extremely important to take good care of your teeth and gums. This means you need to clean your smile as well as clean in and around your orthodontic appliance. If you keep your teeth, gums, and appliance in tip-top shape, there is a chance you won’t suffer any dental or orthodontic issues. If you have questions about oral hygiene with braces in Lahaina, Lihue, Makawo, Hilo and Kahului, Hawaii, please remember that you can always call Hawaii Smile Designs at (808) 874-9229. Our orthodontists, Dr. Aaron Miyai and Dr. Alexander J. Verga, and our orthodontic team are happy to help you.