Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing

Brush after every meal

An example of brushing lower jaw braces from below
Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.

An example of brushing the gum line behind the upper front teeth
Use circular, vibrating motions around the gumline for about 10 seconds on each tooth.

An example of brushing the upper jaw braces from below
Brush every tooth slowly.

An example of brushing the upper jaw braces from above
Brush the lower teeth up and the upper teeth down. Also brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth.

Floss nightly after brushing to remove the plaque missed by brushing.

An example of brushing lower jaw braces from below
Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.

An example of brushing the gum line behind the upper front teeth
Use circular, vibrating motions around the gumline for about 10 seconds on each tooth.

An example of brushing the upper jaw braces from below
Brush every tooth slowly.

An example of brushing the upper jaw braces from above
Brush the lower teeth up and the upper teeth down. Also brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth.

Results

A case example of properly cleaned teeth after braces have been removed
Proper Oral Hygiene

A case example of improperly cleaned teeth after braces have been removed
Improper Brushing and Flossing