Once you have braces, it is more important than ever to maintain a good oral hygiene routine because there are more nooks and crannies in which food and plaque can become trapped. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing at least twice a day (and preferably after each meal and snack) is imperative to prevent staining, decay, and areas of hypomineralization (white spots) on teeth.
Sonic toothbrushes make the job of cleaning teeth with braces much easier, as they remove several times more plaque than manual brushes and are more effective at cleaning hard to reach areas such as the back teeth.
The video below, created by Philips Sonicare, demonstrates how to brush teeth with braces using a Sonicare toothbrush. Although Vancouver Orthodontic Specialists, PLLC isn’t directly affiliated with Philips Sonicare, we do offer a free Sonicare toothbrush with each new banding to help make proper oral hygiene that much easier for our patients.
If you don’t yet have an orthodontist for your family and are in the Vancouver, WA area, be sure to schedule your free consultation and exam with Dr. Irwin after the video.