Tooth brushing is the most important part of your orthodontic treatment. An appropriate brushing will help you avoid cavities, keep your gums healthy and even shorten the length of your treatment because if you have gingivitis the braces can´t be activated until your gums are in good conditions.
TIME is essential for an appropriate brushing. 30 seconds or 1 minute are not enough. A good brushing should last at least 4 minutes. Remember that your teeth should be brushed after every meal.
The use of dental floss is fundamental to keep your teeth without cavities between them, and also to keep your gum healthy.
Since this is a slow procedure, we recommend you to do it just once a day, preferably at night.
The use of dental floss is similar for patients with or without orthodontic patients, except that patients with braces have to pass it under the wire.
The interproximal brush is very important to keep your braces clean. Its use is very simple. I recommend you to use it without toothpaste after having brushed your teeth. This is the perfect way to use it: