Keep them clean!
Most patients continue to use the same type of toothbrush as before braces. Should you use an electric toothbrush or waterpik? It can’t hurt, but is not necessary. Having braces may mean a few extra minutes spent brushing and flossing each day, but with 1440 minutes in a day, we’re sure you can find some extra time to keep your pearly whites fresh and clean!
When brushing, make sure to brush all tooth surfaces and focus on the space between the braces and your gums. Brushing should take 2-3 minutes each time, and we strongly recommend brushing at least twice each day.
Flossing will be tricky at first, but we will show you a few tips and tricks to make your life easier. Try to floss daily using a floss threader and stick to the waxed floss.