How to Floss With Braces

Braces are the beginning of an exciting journey that will end with a beautiful smile, but while you’re straightening your teeth it’s important to take care of your braces so that they can do their job without harboring bacteria or leaving any stains. Here at Tilghman Orthodontics, your local Salisbury Orthodontics office, we pride ourselves on providing expert orthodontic care to our patients, preparing them for a long-lasting and healthy smile. That’s why we emphasize the importance of braces care while our patients are undergoing orthodontic treatment so your braces not only improve your smile but improve your oral health as well. Find how to floss with braces and how you can make sure your new smile is ready to shine once the braces come off.

Anything is Possible!

Flossing with braces can seem difficult or even impossible when you first begin your orthodontic treatment, but our years of experience as a provider of orthodontics in Berlin, MD have shown us that anyone can floss with braces as long as they have the right tools! When you get braces the most important addition to your toolkit to make is the floss threader: a small device that allows you to thread your floss into those though to get spots behind the wires. Available at your local drugstore, the floss threader will ensure that you keep food out of your teeth and help you avoid bad braces breath. Try out a proxabrush as well to help clean the space around your brackets and wires!

Is It Worth The Extra Work?

Using a floss threader and proxabrush may seem unfamiliar or difficult to use at first—but all it takes is a little getting used to before flossing with braces becomes as second nature as brushing your teeth. The most important thing is that you persevere so that you don’t let food stick in between your teeth for the entire time you have braces. Here at Tilghman Orthodontics, your local Salisbury orthodontics experts, we have seen many patients forgo flossing with braces, and as a result, suffer from tooth decay and gingivitis during their orthodontic treatment. The last thing you want is to have to get your braces taken off, and your teeth straightening interrupted, just to fill a cavity caused by bad oral hygiene!

Visit Your Provider of Orthodontics in Berlin and Salisbury, MD!

Whether you are thinking about getting braces or if you already got them and are wondering how to take care of your teeth, you can always talk to your local Salisbury orthodontics expert for more guidance. Here at Tilghman Orthodontics, our skilled staff can help walk you through the process of keeping your braces clean so you can ensure that your teeth stay healthy and your breath stays fresh during your orthodontic treatment. Contact Tilghman Orthodontics today to learn more about flossing with braces or to book a complimentary consultation with one of our doctors!