With braces, good oral hygiene is even more important. Plaque quickly builds up around brackets, bands and wires.
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.
The Interdental Brush is available in several sizes and in two textures, soft and extra soft. The extra soft brushes have longer filaments, which can be suitable for orthodontic patients.
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.
Read more in our guide to suitable products and home care for orthodontic patients.
Caring for your braces (pdf)