Bruhing your teeth with Braces is very important.  Brush after every meal!

Here are some step by step instructions on how to brush with braces:

STEP 1

Place the brush between your gums and the brackets tilting the brush toward your gums at a 45° angle. The bristles should reach under your gums. Apply short back-and-forth strokes.

STEP 2

Aim the brush bristles in the opposite direction tilting toward the brackets. Apply short back-and-forth strokes as before.

STEP 3

Aim the bristles under the wire and toward the gums. Again apply short back-and-forth strokes.

STEP 4

Be sure to do these steps on BOTH the outside/cheek side and the inside/tongue side of your top and bottom teeth.

STEP 5

The last step is to scrub your chewing surfaces.