It is recommended you brush for 2-3 minutes at least 3 times a day. Using a soft bristle brush can help get your teeth clean with less damage to the gums. Flossing is essential to avoid cavities. You must insert floss behind the arch wire. Gently clean sides of teeth and under gums with an up-and-down motion(see video below).
Patients often wonder if they should continue seeing their dentist for their regular checkup/cleanings during orthodontic treatment. The answer to this is a simple yes. We work as a team with your dentist to ensure the best possible results and continuing care of your teeth. During this time it is crucial for you to follow our instructions on how to brush and floss