Patient Advice

Oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene is essential, especially once braces are fitted. You will be shown correct brushing techniques when your braces are fitted.

Points to remember

We recommend using the end-tufted brush to get under the wire and around the brackets/tubes and your gums. We also recommend using the orthodontic soft brush with a small amount of toothpaste for general teeth cleaning. 

You should place the bristles where your gum and teeth meet and use a circular motion around the gum line, spending about 10 seconds on each tooth.

Feel free to ask us if you need further cleaning instructions. Additional brushes are available for purchase at our reception and a fluoride mouthwash or tooth mousse may be beneficial to prevent tooth decay.