Brushing your teeth while you have braces is extremely important – but its also more difficult than it is without braces! Finding the right toothbrush is the first step to great oral hygiene.
Your toothbrush needs to be small and flexible enough to move easily around your mouth. Remember you have several sides to your teeth – outer (near your cheek or lip), inner (facing your tongue), crown (on the bottom teeth, it’s the part of the tooth facing the top of your mouth and on the top teeth, it’s the part facing your tongue).
An electric toothbrush designed for cleaning around braces is the best choice. This allows you to use the right amount of pressure, allowing the head to rotate completely. This will provide a more effective cleaning and save time.
Look for an interdental brush with an angled head and brush that can fit around your braces.
A regular electric toothbrush can be very difficult to maneuver around your braces. The bristles will also likely wear down a lot faster because they will catch in your braces.
A regular toothbrush is a fine choice, but you will need to brush your teeth with the bristled angled both upwards and downwards to get a good clean over your braces.
With these tips your teeth will stay beautiful after you get your braces off!