Great care for your teeth and braces is important during any orthodontic treatment. Oral hygiene will be a focus at each appointment in our office. We review detailed instructions for brushing, flossing, and caring for braces with our patients and parents at the beginning of treatment. We review these instructions during treatment as well. You can refer to the videos on this page for a review of brushing, flossing, and using additional tools to care for your teeth and braces. We also review certain foods which can damage the braces or cause problems with your teeth during orthodontic treatment. These foods should be avoided to get the most out of your orthodontic treatment and to stay on schedule with your treatment goals.
How to brush with braces
How to brush with braces using electric toothbrush
How to floss use a water flosser with braces
How to floss with braces
How to use Proxabrushes
How to use wax
Foods to avoid with braces
Helps keep the braces clean and the two minute timer is essential.
The simplest way we’ve found to floss around wires. Available at walgreens.com or amazon.com
Amazing at removing food and plaque from around brackets and wires. Available at most drug stores, Fred Meyer, and amazon.com
After brushing and flossing, rinse with ACT or similar fluoride rinse for one minute. The fluoride helps to strengthen enamel to make it more resistant to decay or white spots.
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