Using dental floss
Using dental floss: just a matter of the right technique!
Using dental floss with braces
Dental floss is a cool tool for removing food particles and plaque from the spaces between your teeth. You think it's not so easy with braces? Threading normal dental floss under the wires can be tricky. It is easier using dental floss with a reinforced end. If you have threaded dental floss under the wire, just slide it up and down the tooth's surface. Be sure not to put too much pressure on the archwire. Finally, you just need to carefully clean all the areas around the rubber bands - presto!
Not yet sure? Your orthodontist will be glad to show you the right way to use dental floss with braces.
Cleaning between braces and arches with so called interdental brushes is easy.