Brushing Your Braces

  • Don’t brush too hard
  • Use a soft bristled brush
  • Use a small interdental brush to get in-between the braces

Brushing your braces is essential for maintaining oral hygiene and preventing plaque build-up. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste to gently clean around the brackets, wires, and under the wires to remove food particles and plaque. Be thorough and take your time to ensure all surfaces are cleaned properly to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease during orthodontic treatment.

Cleaning Your Braces With Superfloss

  • Superfloss has a stiff end so it’s really easy and fast to floss with braces
  • Floss gently, your gum do not grow back once they start reseeding so gently does it!
  • Superfloss has a spongey thicker middle to the thread so that it can clean where there are larger spaces

Superfloss is a specially designed dental floss with a stiff end, spongy middle, and regular floss end, ideal for cleaning around braces. Begin by threading the stiff end under the wire of your braces, then use the spongy middle to clean between the teeth and around the brackets. Finally, complete the process by using the regular floss end to thoroughly clean the gumline and adjacent tooth surfaces, ensuring comprehensive oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment.

Cleaning Your Braces With A Water Flosser

  • Easy to use when you are in a rush and tired
  • Faster than flossing
  • Different strengths and settings at the click of a button

Cleaning your braces with a water flosser can effectively remove food particles and plaque from hard-to-reach areas. The pulsating water stream helps dislodge debris around brackets and wires, promoting better oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment. Incorporating a water flosser into your daily routine can complement traditional brushing and flossing, contributing to overall dental health and hygiene.

Cleaning between Your Braces

  • Use small interdental brushes
  • Be gentle and use daily
  • Floss with floss threaders

Cleaning between your braces is crucial for preventing food debris and plaque buildup, which can lead to dental issues. Floss threaders or interdental brushes can help you navigate between the wires and brackets to effectively clean the areas that your toothbrush might miss. Make sure to clean between your braces at least once a day to maintain optimal oral health throughout your orthodontic treatment.

Cleaning Your Expander

  • It’s so important to clean your expander to prevent the build-up of plaque and bacteria
  • Clean twice a day
  • Brush with your tooth brush just like you brush your teeth

Cleaning your expander is important to prevent the build-up of plaque and bacteria that could lead to oral health issues. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste to gently brush the surface of the expander, paying attention to all the nooks and crannies. Rinse thoroughly with water after brushing to remove any remaining toothpaste residue, and repeat this process at least twice a day to maintain cleanliness and oral hygiene while wearing the expander.

Past Patient Shows Us How To Use Super Floss

  • Supper floss boasts a triple-action formula tailored for braces. It blends stiff tips, spongy floss, and standard strands to ensure thorough plaque removal.

  • Floss gently, your gum do not grow back, so gently does it!

  • Supper floss makes flossing ten times easier than threading floss through your braces. It’s perfect for when you are in a rush or tired, it takes the effort of flossing away.

Superfloss is a specially designed dental floss with a stiff end, spongy middle, and regular floss end, ideal for cleaning around braces. Begin by threading the stiff end under the wire of your braces, then use the spongy middle to clean between the teeth and around the brackets. Finally, complete the process by using the regular floss end to thoroughly clean the gumline and adjacent tooth surfaces, ensuring comprehensive oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic Wax

  • For when your braces or wire get caught in your teeth

  • Ask us for more at your appointments all included
  • Need to book in for a live demonstration, talk to Lisa on our reception to get booked in!

Orthodontic wax is a soft, mouldable material used to alleviate discomfort caused by braces or other orthodontic appliances. It’s applied directly to the brackets or wires where irritation occurs. The wax forms a protective barrier between the braces and the soft tissues of the mouth, preventing friction and reducing soreness.

Foods To Avoid While Wearing Braces

  • Don’t open things with your teeth ever! But especially when you have braces
  • Avoid biting into things like apples, chop them up into bite sized pieces
  • Avoid nuts, popcorn, chewy sticky sweets

While wearing braces, it’s advisable to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that could damage the brackets or wires. Foods such as nuts, popcorn, chewy sweets, and hard fruits like apples should be avoided to prevent breakage or displacement of orthodontic appliances.

Cleaning Your Braces with a tufted brush

  • Small, angled bristles designed to clean in and around braces brackets and wires effectively
  • Targeted cleaning, reaching tight spaces and corners where traditional brushes may struggle
  • Incorporating a tufted brush into your oral hygiene routine alongside regular brushing and flossing helps maintain optimal dental health during orthodontic treatment

Cleaning your braces with a tufted brush offers a targeted approach to removing plaque and debris around brackets and wires. The small, angled bristles of the tufted brush can effectively navigate tight spaces and corners, ensuring thorough cleaning. Incorporating a tufted brush into your oral hygiene routine alongside regular brushing and flossing can help maintain optimal dental health during orthodontic treatment.

Retainer Care

  • You get a retainer at the end of your treatment as part of your treatment plan
  • A good idea is to get a coloured retainer so it’s easy to find. Please keep out of reach of the family dog!
  • Never leave a clear retainer in a tissue as it will most likely be thrown away

Retainer care is essential to maintain the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment and keep your smile aligned. Clean your retainer daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap to remove plaque and bacteria, ensuring it remains hygienic. Remember to store your retainer in its case when not in use to prevent damage or loss and follow your orthodontist’s instructions for proper care and maintenance.

Aligner Care

  • Clean aligners daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap to prevent plaque build-up
  • Store aligners in their case when not in use to avoid loss or damage
  • Avoid exposing aligners to hot temperatures to prevent warping and ensure their effectiveness throughout treatment

Aligner care is crucial for maintaining hygiene and the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment. Clean your aligners daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap to prevent plaque build-up. Store your aligners in their case when not in use and avoid exposing them to hot temperatures to prevent warping their shape.

Brushing Techniques

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste for effective cleaning
  • Brush in gentle circular motions to cover all tooth surfaces and along the gumline
  • Remember to brush for at least two minutes, ensuring thorough cleaning of the entire mouth

Proper brushing involves using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, gently brushing in circular motions to clean all tooth surfaces and along the gumline. Remember to brush for at least two minutes, reaching all areas of the mouth, including the front, back, and chewing surfaces of the teeth.

Patient’s Braces Experience