When you first start wearing braces, usually your orthodontist will give you a special toothbrush. This is a toothbrush that is designed for braces, and is designed with the user in mind. More often than not, these brushes are electric and of the highest quality.
When you get a toothbrush, they are usually designed in a very unique way. A braces toothbrush has a V cut bristle design that works to clean both your your brackets and your teeth. This insures that no area is left untouched. Additionally, toothbrushes for braces will also have end tufts, which function to clean the area that surrounds your brackets. Your orthodontist will most likely be providing you with a unique orthodontic toothbrush that is very specific to you and the arrangement of your teeth and mouth. Be sure to always use their recommended toothbrush in order to keep your mouth healthy and see great results.
The oral-B electrical toothbrushes are the best toothbrushes for braces. They usually clean around the brackets very well and reach difficult areas. This makes sure that you don’t grow any plaque and prevent the development of cavities. These are the type of toothbrushes that your orthodontist will provide you with. If they haven’t provided you with one, you can find these toothbrushes at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and large pharmacies.
When you have braces, it really is important that you do brush your teeth 3 times a day. It is best to brush them after every meal. This makes sure that you do not have any food stuck in your wires, teeth, and elastics. If food is left over, it will fuel the growth of bacteria that can cause gum disease and cavities. That’s why it is very important that you brush your teeth.
If you have any questions related to brushing your teeth and orthodontic toothbrushes, you can always contact us or ask your orthodontist at your next appointment.