As your provider of orthodontics in Honolulu, HI, we at Morita Orthodontics are glad to do whatever we can to make sure that your orthodontic treatment is a success. One of the most critical parts of achieving this orthodontic success is in maintaining great oral hygiene throughout your braces treatment. With that being said, we understand how hard and time-consuming it can be for a patient to keep his or her teeth clean while wearing braces. We’re here to help with that though! To make sure that your teeth are as healthy as possible during your Honolulu, HI braces treatment, we proudly offer you Opal Seal.
Opal Seal is a clear, fluoride-containing sealant which can help prevent decalcification of your tooth enamel and block plaque. Your Honolulu, HI orthodontist will apply it before your brackets are bonded to your teeth and it’ll work by releasing a constant, low dose of fluoride to your enamel over time. One application can last for months and we’ll shine a black light on your teeth to determine if Opal Seal is still present. If it’s not, reapplication is absolutely no problem.
Keep in mind that Opal Seal isn’t a replacement for brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist for routine teeth cleanings. However, when combined with these oral hygiene habits, Opal Seal can greatly decrease the possibility that your tooth enamel will be damaged while you’re wearing braces.
If you’re interested in clear braces in Honolulu, HI or any of our other exceptional orthodontics, we encourage you to request a consultation with us. To do so, feel free to give us a call at (808) 941-3355 for our Honolulu office or (808) 486-5505 for our Aiea office. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon and help you attain a straighter – and healthier – smile!