Coronavirus FAQ

To Our Valued Patients & Families:


Due to the unprecedented and rapidly changing circumstances, we know you might have some questions about the covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and how it may affect your orthodontic care.


Our team has put together this list of frequently asked questions to help you. We are here to support you and will continue to find new ways to provide you with your orthodontic care.


Thank you for your understanding during this time. We are truly grateful that you have chosen to support our small business. We pray for the health & safety of you and your loved ones.


PS: We can’t wait to see you in person real soon!



Dr. C and the Aloha Orthodontics Family

What Aloha is doing for you during COVID – A message from Dr. C:

Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How should I proceed if I am wearing braces or elastics?

Your braces will continue to straighten your teeth all day and night. Proper elastic wear will continue to correct your bite. Wash your hands before and after handling your elastics or if you touch your braces for any reason.


Please make sure you keep good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice a day. DO NOT eat sticky, chewy, gooey or hard foods to avoid any breakage. If you are wearing any elastics, you may continue to do so as directed unless something is broken. If something is broken, please stop wearing your elastics.

How should I proceed if I am wearing Invisalign aligners (trays)?

Please keep wearing your active aligners (trays) as instructed to continue progressing your treatment.


If you do not have any more trays to continue to your next week, it is perfectly fine to reduce your last tray to night time wear only to ensure that your teeth stay in position. This will also extend the life of the last tray until we are allowed to bring you in. Please clean and save your last three trays to have as a backup in case you break or lose your current tray. Keep your trays clean and avoid all drinks other than water while wearing them to prevent staining.


Wash your hands before placing and removing your trays.

We are told to wash our hands frequently. How should we handle wearing elastics, aligners (trays), retainers, etc.?

It is important to continue wearing your elastics, aligners (trays) or retainers to maintain your treatment progress or your treatment result. Please wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after handling, elastics, trays, or retainers. 


Your trays & retainers can also be rinsed or cleaned using a toothbrush or OTC cleaning solutions such as retainer brite or other conventional items that you can purchase. When cleaning the appliance, rinse thoroughly in cold water. Do NOT use high temperatures to avoid hurting yourself or distorting the trays or retainers.

I lost or broke my retainer or aligner. What should I do?

It is important to wear your retainers after your treatment is complete to prevent teeth from shifting. Call our office AND text our clinical director we can contact you to see how best to handle this situation.

I have a poking wire or other irritation that is bothering me. What do I do?

We will do our best to help you in any way that we can so please call us! We will instruct you on the best resolution to the problem and explore any options to address this on your own at the comfort of your home.

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