Orthodontic care – brushing with braces

With braces, good oral hygiene is even more important. Plaque quickly builds up around brackets, bands and wires.

Basic home care

To prevent gum disease and cavities, you need to clean both your teeth and braces properly. Cleaning with a regular toothbrush is not enough – you often need an extra cleaning device. Your dentist/orthodontic assistant can guide you to suitable products for orthodontic care and show you how to use them. If you have removable braces, make sure to brush them too, using a toothbrush and water.

Information material

Read more in our patient guide Caring for your braces.

Products suitable for orthodontic care

The Supreme toothbrush cleans efficiently around braces.

TePe Supreme™

Daily cleaning with a regular toothbrush is the basis for good oral health. TePe Supreme is a toothbrush with filaments in two levels for improved access around brackets and under wires.

Cleaning with the orthodontic brush close to brackets and under wires.

TePe Orthodontic Brush

The Orthodontic Brush has a slim brush head, designed for efficient cleaning close to brackets and under orthodontic wires.

TePe Compact Tuft is suitable for orthodontic cleaning.

TePe Compact Tuft™

Compact Tuft is an angled brush with a rounded tuft, which is especially suitable for cleaning around brackets and along the gum line.

Cleaning braces with the Interspace brush.

TePe Interspace™

Interspace is an angled brush with a tapered brush tip, ideal for cleaning critical areas close to brackets and under wires. Two different angles can be chosen for optimal access.

Interdental Brushes

TePe's interdental brushes are available in several sizes, with a straight or angled brush head and in two textures, soft and extra soft. The extra soft brushes have longer filaments, which can be suitable for orthodontic patients.

TePe Interdental Brush
TePe Angle™

TePe Interdental Gel with Fluoride

For extra caries protection, use TePe Interdental Gel with Fluoride. The gel is easy to apply with a single tuft brush or an interdental brush. For optimal fluoride effect, use after toothbrushing. Do not rinse after use.

Interdental brush with gel
TePe Compact Tuft with gel

TePe EasyPick™

TePe EasyPick™ can be used for interdental cleaning under the wire or the retainer. It is available in two sizes for bigger or smaller gaps.

Under the retainer
Under the retainer
Under the wire
Under the wire