How to Brush with Braces
For the sake of healthy teeth and gums, it is important to brush and floss your teeth every time after eating.
Brushing Step #1
Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
Brushing Step #2
Gently brush in a small circular motion.
Brushing Step #3:
Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of every tooth.
Brushing Step #4:
Use the tip of your toothbrush for the inside of each of your front teeth.
How to Floss with Braces
Flossing Step #1:
Cut off a piece of floss a little more than a foot long. Thread one end of the floss under the wire of the braces. A floss threader can make this easier.
Flossing Step #2:
Carefully floss around all the braces.
Flossing Step #3:
Carefully floss under all the gum areas.
Flossing Step #4:
Carefully floss around every tooth.