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During the COVID-19 Pandemic, many orthodontic patients have had to cancel or reschedule appointments. With rescheduled appointments, many orthodontic patients have had an extended period between their appointments. For patients and parents of children in braces or orthodontic treatment, this can seem especially unsettling. At Broad Street Braces, your smile is still our highest priority. Your trust in us is never taken for granted, and we are just a phone call away to answer any questions you may have.

For our patients with Invisalign® clear aligners, we want to encourage you to make it a priority to care for your aligners at home. One of the greatest advantages that comes with using Invisalign® is that your aligners are removable. You can eat and drink whatever you want by taking your aligners out of your mouth. This is a huge advantage over those with brackets and wires in their mouths because you can take your aligners completely out to brush and floss.

The goal of aligners is for them to provide a clear option for straightening your teeth. With proper care and cleaning, your aligners can remain clear of stains, odors, and plaque buildup. Follow these steps to keep your aligners invisible:

  • Rinse them. Every time you remove your aligners from your mouth, you need to rinse them under running water. This helps to keep them free from plaque buildup, drying saliva, and food particles.
  • Clean your teeth. It is silly to put dirty aligners back in your mouth, but it is just as foolish to put clean aligners back inside a dirty mouth. Make sure you brush, rinse, and floss before putting your aligners back in.
  • Brush your aligners. In order to keep your aligners clean, you need to brush them daily. Be gentle when brushing, so you do not cause visible scratches and marks on your aligners.
  • Soak your aligners. It is important to soak your aligners in the specialized cleaning crystals that you have been given. If you run out of this specialized solution, reach out to your orthodontist.
  • Keep your case with you at all times. Let’s face it, clear aligners are easy to lose because they are, well, clear. Make sure that any time you remove your aligners from your mouth that you put them in their case!

At Broad Street Braces, we are here for you. Contact us today with any questions or concerns regarding your orthodontic treatment.

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


Mon – 8am to 5pm
Tue – 8am to 5pm
Wed – 8am to 5pm
Thu – 8am to 5pm
Fri – 8am to 1pm

Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!