Brush your teeth for two to three minutes after every meal with a soft-bristled, small-headed toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You can also use an electric toothbrush but be sure to position it properly. Brush the all surfaces of your teeth using small, gentle, circular motions with the head of the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gum line. Pay close attention to the areas around your braces, other appliances and the gum line. Poor brushing can result in white spots on your teeth. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to have a beautiful healthy smile at the end so be sure to spend extra time on your brushing and flossing.

How To Brush Your Teeth While Wearing Braces


Start by placing your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums.


Using a circular motion, brush your teeth gently.


Make sure that you brush all of the surfaces of each tooth, including the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces.
You should always use the tip of your brush when you brush the inner surface of your front teeth.