Brushing & Flossing

When you have braces, it’s very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. If you need help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, please ask us and we can help you choose the right products for your teeth and your appliance.

Brushing Instructions

Step 1

Brushing with braces
Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

Step 2

Brushing technique for braces
Brush gently in a circular motion.

Step 3

Brushing Braces Completely
Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

Step 4

Brush efficiently with braces
Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

Flossing Instructions

Step 1

Floss threader for braces
Using a piece of floss about 18 inches long, carefully thread the end between braces and wire. You may find a floss threader helpful.

Step 2

Types of floss for braces
Carefully floss around the braces.

Step 3

Important flossing tips
Carefully floss around the gum areas.

Step 4

Flossing with braces
Carefully floss around each tooth.

Videos

Brushing with Braces

Flossing with Braces