Cleaning your braces is easier than you think!
Be glad: Braces don't mean any more work brushing, just a different style. Special toothbrushes, dental floss and also water jets can help you. You should always brush your teeth and braces after each meal. As we said, it's no big deal. Braces without rubber bands actually make it really easy.
Thorough cleaning with toothbrush
As clean as a whistle: Proper brushing with braces
1) It is best to use a soft toothbrush with a large head and toothpaste with fluoride.
2) Now start to brush each tooth surface. Of course, you mustn't forget the areas above, below and between each brace.
3) Brush your top teeth from top to bottom, and your bottom ones from bottom to top.
4) Next you use an interdental toothbrush to scrub all the areas clean that you didn't get to with the big one. Brush so the bristles spread out between the braces, wires and rubber bands.
5) To get everything really clean, you should brush each tooth surface about 10 times. So no stress: It usually takes 3-5 minutes max!
Does it really need to be after each meal?
Granted: You might not like it at the beginning, but you'll get used to it fast and you are doing yourself a big favour. Because just imagine, when the braces are taken off and though your teeth are straight, they've got holes or ugly plaque. No thanks!
Know-how! Yet more cool tips for your dental hygiene
Your toothbrush now has more work to do and wears out faster. Best swap the brush as soon as its bristles fray. Optical trick: Tooth dye tablets make all your tooth surfaces show up much better. If you've got a dental water jet, use it to eliminate rough food particles before brushing. One fluoride prophylaxis a week helps you protect your teeth best.