When you get braces, you’ll need to take extra care and time to ensure that you clean the braces – and your teeth – as effectively as possible. If you don’t, you put yourself at risk for a host of oral health problems that aren’t pleasant to deal with.
So, with that in mind, let’s look at some special tools and techniques Dr. Muhammad Abey suggests you use to help clean your braces during your orthodontic treatment.
Interdental brushes have small-angled brush heads that can help brush between wires and brackets as well as remove food particles from the contours where your teeth meet the gums. They are especially handy for getting small food particles out of bands and spacers.
You might want to try using a floss threader if you’re having issues flossing between teeth and around the gumline. This simple, loop-shaped tool that is loaded with waxed dental floss can help you floss around the wires and other hardware.
Dental water jets and oral irrigators create a focused stream of water that can help loosen and wash away food particles from hard-to-reach places. Just keep in mind that this is not a viable alternative to flossing.
If you have any other questions regarding cleaning your teeth while wearing braces, call our team here at Wayne Family Orthodontics in Wayne, New Jersey. We’re here to help! We can be reached at 973-341-3180.