The products and techniques recommended by your orthodontist will help you with tooth brushing whilst you have braces.
It is important that you brush your teeth well at least twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. If possible, carry a brush with you for use after lunch.
Brushing may take a little longer when you have fixed braces so take your time and pay particular attention to brushing where the gums meet the teeth. Inter-dental brushes may help you to clean around the brace and in between the teeth.
An alcohol-free fluoride mouth rinse should also be used daily to achieve the best results. Use it at a different time of the day to when you brush your teeth, as this helps maintain the fluoride protection to your teeth. You should avoid eating or rinsing for 20 minutes after use.
Sugary snacks, drinks and poor cleaning of your teeth and brace may lead to permanent damage.