Brushing with Braces
At Align Orthodontics we care about the health of your teeth. What we recommend is as simple as this: brush your teeth after every meal, within 5-10 minutes. If necessary, carry a travel toothbrush with you. Always use a soft-bristled toothbrush, brushing around each bracket. Be sure to spend 5-10 seconds on each tooth.
We recommend first brushing your teeth in a back-and-forth motion, then in a circular motion to ensure that you thoroughly clean each tooth and bracket. And for better breath, don’t forget to brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth. When you’re finished brushing, be sure to rinse your mouth with water and check between the bands and gums to make sure you haven’t missed a spot!
Here’s a video showing you how to brush with braces
Here are some other guides, tips and/or adivce on taking care of your braces: