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Dental hygiene with fixed braces

Be glad: Braces don't mean any more work brushing, just a different style. Special toothbrushes, dental floss and 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.

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Using dental floss

Using dental floss: just a matter of the right technique!

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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.

Little tip:

Cleaning between braces and arches with so called interdental brushes is easy.

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Success story with braces