Tips on How to Brush Your Teeth with Braces

It is said to be that a ‘smile’ is one of the top things someone first notices when actually meeting a new person but what if your smile isn’t the way you want it to be? The kind of smile that brightens up the whole place with your beautifully white and straightened teeth but rather a discolored straightened teeth with cavities and infected gums? We know you don’t want that, so here are three awesome tips to make sure you’ll have the best smile with properly brushing your teeth especially if you’ve got braces!


Voting is not the only thing that you should choose wisely but it also comes with selecting the right kind of toothbrush and toothpaste that you will use on daily basis. Soft-bristled toothbrush is the most suitable toothbrush that a person with braces can use when brushing manually since it wouldn’t hurt your gum line which normally happens with hard or medium-bristled toothbrushes while fluoride toothpaste is highly recommended by dental experts (NOT whitening ones!) because it strengthens the enamel of your teeth.


When you have braces, brushing your teeth is more difficult and time-consuming, but keeping your mouth healthy is also critically important, right? Remember to brush your teeth every after meal (if possible!) and it must take at least five minutes (no more lower than that!) by starting off with rinsing your mouth with water to remove some food particles then brushing your teeth in a circular motion focusing on four different positions in your mouth consecutively— the top of the braces (by brushing down on top of the braces and brushing up underneath the braces), the bottom of the braces, the front of the braces (at a 45-degree angle to the gums), and the back of your teeth (photo above).

Flossing your teeth at least once a day is also important but you’ll be needing a floss threader for this since it needs to be threaded under the arch wire and between the teeth like the picture above on the left. Using Proxabrush (picture on the right above), an interdental toothbrush, you may also clean around the wires and braces and it helps loosen food particles, remove plaque, and stimulate your gums.


Brushing your teeth is important to maintain its strength and your good oral health but having your regular check-ups, cleaning, and adjustments with your orthodontist is vitally important in order to make sure that your teeth are doing more than okay.  Let us know your preference and we can recommend a good Orthodontist in your area for you.

Follow these tips and surely, you’ll be able to showcase that beautiful mega-watt smile you were aiming for that surely brightens up the whole place!