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Dr. Chelian Recommended Products for your Braces & Invisalign

Learn more below! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to one of our team members.

For the most part, when you start treatment with us, we give you all the essentials and a lot of extra tools and goodies.

There are some additional products you can purchase for your orthodontic convenience.


This is not as good as traditional flossing but considering many patients (Children and Adults) find flossing with braces more time-consuming this is a good way to remove small food debris which can get stuck in between your braces and wire. There are several models with different features (portable, cordless, etc)  but the basic purpose is the same. *** Dr. Chelian recommends you watch this youtube video on how to properly use before you accidentally have a watergun fight in the bathroom.

If you are interested in purchasing please click below!


There 100’s of types of toothpaste but the 3 things you should look for when you are doing orthodontic treatment while we are moving your teeth;

1. ADA-approved toothpaste

2. Toothpaste which has Flouride

3. Tooth sensitivity protection

Many patients also look for toothpaste with some whitening and there are many that offer some level of whitening but please remember while the braces or Invisalign attachment are on the teeth, the teeth will appear not as white as when the treatment is completed and all appliances removed. Some brands Dr. Chelian recommends are:


There are many types of mouthwashes available. The things to look for are gum health, anti-bacterial properties, alcohol-free (for children), and taste. These are a few that Dr. Chelian recommends. 

    1. Crest Pro-Health Advanced Care
    2. ACT Total Care Sensitivity

Aligner Chewies

These are great to seat your aligners fully into all contours of your teeth. We will provide you with these at your appointments but if you are unable to come to the office or traveling you can find them at the following retailers and online:

    1. Walmart Aligner Chewies
    2. Amazon Aligner Chewies

Additionally, Dr. Chelian also recommends that you watch this youtube video to learn more about Aligner Chewies!

Aligner Removal Tool

Generally, it is pretty easy to take out your aligners just using your fingers, but we have some patients who really like this product, especially if you have fancy nails.

Click the button below to purchase your tool!

Platypus Dental Flossers

We generally provide you a sample of this product and dental floss and floss threaders but some of our patients really find using this product to be much easier to floss when you have braces. *** Please review instructional photos and videos on use before using.

Get your flossers by clicking on the button below!

Aligner Cleaners & Whitener

Some of our patients really find using this product to be useful while wearing an aligner. *** Please review instructional photos and videos on use before using

OrVance Aligner Pontic

Dr. Chelian highly recommends this for Invisalign patients who are missing teeth to provide the appearance of having the teeth while they are under Invisalign treatment.

To purchase your Aligner Pontics, click the button below!

Best Toothbrush for Braces

All of our patients receive a toothbrush kit which includes a long bristle toothbrush and a travel/pocket toothbrush. However, some of our patients like electronic toothbrushes, and there are 2 brands that are very popular in the marketplace:

  1. Oral B Toothbrushes – There are several versions of this electronic toothbrush and the prices vary significantly. Dr. Chelian does like the versions which will indicate if you are pressing too hard against your teeth while brushing (usually the light will turn red). 
  2. Sonic Care Toothbrushes – This is very popular and one of the first types of electronic toothbrushes.

Although these toothbrushes are great options, Dr. Chelian firmly believes the true best toothbrush you can buy is the one that will be used at least twice a day for a minimum of 2 minutes each time. The electronic toothbrushes makes it a little easier to brush but you can still get the same results with a manual toothbrush.

Night Guards For Braces

If you have braces the traditional night guard will not work well because part of the guard will block the brackets and/or will not fit well. You do not want a “Custom” night guard while you have braces and the best options are the ones seen below:

  1. DenTek Night Guards
  2. Plackers Grind Dental Night Guards

Sportsguard or Mouthguard

If you are an athlete and have braces. Dr. Chelian recommends the two brands seen below. Please note these need to be sized relative to your mouth:

  1. ShockDoctor – They come in various sizes so best to get it from a sporting goods store in case you need to replace it with a different size. 
  2. UnderArmour – This claims to be one size fits all but for smaller mouths this can be a little large 

We strive to...

Empower our patients with flexibility throughout their journey

Enjoy the journey toward achieving perfect oral hygiene

Provide exceptional oral hygiene outcomes for each of our patients

Make sure every patient is cared for and feels welcome as they walk through our doors

Insurance & Billing

After verification of coverage, we will agree to bill and collect from an insurance carrier. However, we ask patients to understand that if coverage ceases or changes, the patient is still responsible for the agreed-upon fee.

Whether or not you have insurance or a dental plan, we will structure a convenient payment plan that will allow you to pay for orthodontic services over a period of time that usually coincides with your treatment plan.

Why Choose Our Practice

Our Mission

It is our mission to provide you with affordable high-quality orthodontic care with payment options that suit your budget.

Our Commitment

Whether you are an adult, adolescent or child, Dr. Giri Chelian and his team are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy beautiful one!

Our Scheduling

We understand busy lifestyles that include work schedules and school schedules and we do our best to accommodate your schedule.

Our Satisfied Patients

We're so thankful to have such amazing patients that have taken the time to share their experiences on Google, Facebook, and other online sources.

Everyone is Amazing!!! I’m so glad that I’m in process with urban orthodontics because I have seen incredible results in my teeth! I’m exited to see my new smile :)

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