If you are new to flossing with braces we’ve gathered some tips and tricks you can use to help you conquer this task.
- Carefully Thread the Floss: You should thread the floss under the wire before passing it between your teeth with a floss threader.
- Use a Proxy Brush: There is a special type of brush you can use called a proxy brush that can assist you trapped food particles. The bristles on this brush are great for getting under the wire and between your teeth.
- Use a Water Flosser: Another great tool for flossing with braces is a water flosser. These flossers can be fixed with a special orthodontic tip on them that is designed to remove food particles and bacteria from your braces and between your teeth. Using a water flosser is much easier than threading the floss between each bracket.
- Use Waxed Floss: Waxed flosses are less likely to get caught in your braces or tear when they come into contact with the metal braces.