How to Brush Your Teeth with Braces

 

 

You can use an extra soft manual toothbrush to keep your braces clean.

Start by brushing in circular motions on top of the brackets and all of the teeth. You will need to brush under and over the braces as well. Make sure you are using enough pressure to clean all around the brackets completely. Your toothbrush bristles should go up the sides of the brackets and under the wire.
Use a scrubbing motion to thoroughly clean all of the biting surfaces of your teeth as well. In a sweeping motion, gently brush the tongue side surfaces of the teeth, starting from the gums and sweeping away from the tooth.
Lastly, don’t forget to always brush your tongue! Use the same sweeping motion to brush from the back of your tongue towards the front.