How to Brush and Floss with Braces

Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing

Practicing good oral hygiene is very important while you undergo orthodontic treatment! Please review tips below for assistance with brushing your teeth and proper flossing techniques.

Brush After Meals | Floss Nightly After Brushing | Results: Proper Hygiene

For more information about Brushing and Flossing or to schedule a consult with Dr. Tendler, please use our Appointment form or call our office in Boca Raton, FL at Tendler Orthodontics Boca Raton Office Phone Number 561-826-7955.

Brush After Every Meal

An example of brushing lower jaw braces from below

Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.

An example of brushing the gum line behind the upper front teeth

Use circular, vibrating motions around the gum line for about 10 seconds on each tooth.

An example of brushing the upper jaw braces from below

Brush every tooth slowly.

An example of brushing the upper jaw braces from above

Brush the lower teeth up and the upper teeth down. Also brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth.


Floss Nightly After Brushing To Remove The Plaque Missed By Brushing

An example of flossing between teeth with braces

Carefully pull waxed floss between wire and braces.

An example of flossing around braces brackets

Floss carefully around the braces, avoiding the wire.

An example of flossing around the gum with braces

Floss carefully around the gum area.

A second example of flossing between teeth with braces

Floss around each tooth.


Results of Proper Oral Hygiene

Photo: Smiling upper and lower teeth with good hygiene

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