When you have braces, it's very important to brush, proxy brush and waterpik thoroughly in the morning and thoroughly at night, in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your orthodontic treatment.
Brushing with Braces
Brush your teeth for two minutes with a soft-bristled, small-headed toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As an alternative, you can use a powered toothbrush to increase your brushing effectiveness. Brush the outside and inside surfaces of your teeth using small, gentle, circular motions while positioning the head of the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gum line. Brush your teeth’s chewing surfaces and the inside surface of your front teeth using short, gentle, back-and-forth motions. Pay close attention to the areas around your brackets or other appliances.