BRUSHING & FLOSSING
Steps For Brushing:
Step 1- Start with the outside of the teeth, with the brush at a straight angle. Use circular, vibrating motions.
Step 2- Clean the area between the gums and braces by angling the brush (up for the lower jaw). Keep moving in a small circular motion.
Step 3- Clean the rest of the outside of the teeth by angling the brush up (down for the lower jaw).
Step 4- Carefully brush the chewing surface of both the upper and lower jaw.
Step 5- Finish by brushing he inside of the teeth.
Steps For Flossing:
Step 1- Floss at least once a day. The floss needs to be pulled under the archwire. A floss threader facilitates this. Start by pulling floss through the threader.
Step 2- Push the end of the floss threader under the archwire and pull the floss through.
Step 3- Pull the floss up between the teeth and gently move it up and down the side of both teeth. Remember to move it up all the way under the gums.
Step 4- Pull the floss out and use a different section of it for the next tooth.