Cleaning braces can be a bit more challenging than cleaning regular teeth, but with the right technique and tools, it can be done effectively. Here are some tips for cleaning braces:.

  1. Brush regularly: Brush your teeth at least twice a day, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste. Hold the brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums and use gentle, circular motions to brush the outer surfaces of your teeth, the chewing surfaces, and the inside surfaces of your front teeth, using the “tip” of the brush. Use gentle back-and-forth motions to clean the inside surfaces of your back teeth.
  2. Floss daily: Floss at least once a day, preferably before bedtime. Use an 18-inch piece of floss, wrapping most of it around each middle finger, leaving about an inch or two of floss to work with. Gently slide the floss between your teeth, using a rubbing motion. Curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Use a clean section of floss for each tooth.
  3. Use interdental brushes: Interdental brushes are small, cone-shaped brushes that can help to clean the spaces between your teeth and braces. They can be especially helpful for cleaning around the brackets and wires of your braces.
  4. Use orthodontic wax: If you are experiencing discomfort or soreness caused by your braces, you can use orthodontic wax to cover the brackets and wires.

This can help to reduce irritation and make it more comfortable to eat and speak. Rinse with mouthwash: Rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash can help to kill bacteria and freshen breath. Visit your orthodontist regularly: Regular check-ups with your orthodontist are important to ensure