There is no question that more effort is needed to keep your teeth clean while you have your braces in place. We highly recommend that our patients use a three step process. First use an intra oral irrigation device to dislodge any food particles from the braces. Second, use a powered tooth brush or a soft manual tooth brush with a fluoride tooth paste. It is very important that the tooth brush is contact with your braces, teeth and gums at all times. Third, a nightly fluoride rinse is very beneficial.
Of course, six month cleaning appointments to your family dentist is paramount. Some of our patients visit their family dentists three or four times a year while their braces are on.