Smile Care

Hygiene Habits

Oral care is important when working towards a better smile! If you have braces, using proper techniques will help your teeth and gums stay healthy. Our team will help you learn the best ways for caring for your smile during your orthodontic treatment.

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Brushing

It is recommended that you brush after every meal to ensure that there are no food bits left behind. Using a soft bristle toothbrush, begin to brush in a circular motion, make sure to brush the areas between your gums and brackets with the bristles tilted away from your gums. A proxy brush can be used to push out any lingering food particles, water picks are also a great investment.

A proxy brush can be used to push out any lingering food particles, water picks are also a great investment!

Flossing

At first, flossing might seem like a lot of work with your braces since there is a wire in the way. Simply feed one end of the floss underneath the wire of your braces to reach into the spaces between the brackets. With a gentle force slip the floss in between your teeth, as you normally would without braces. You’ll become a pro in no time!

For more helpful tips, check out the tutorial videos below!

Tutorials

Click below to watch how to take care of your braces!

Foods to Avoid

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Brushing Technique

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Flossing with Super Floss

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Wax for Brackets

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