Brush Like A Pro While Wearing Braces

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Brush Like A Pro While Wearing Braces
Posted on 12/16/2015

Whether you are wearing metal braces, clear braces, or Invisalign, proper oral hygiene is essential to maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile and preventing issues from tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. Here at Star Orthodontics, we understand that brushing your teeth and brackets with metal or clear braces on can be a bit more difficult than standard brushing, but it is critical to ensuring that your treatment plan goes well and you have the best oral health you can. The surfaces, spaces, and crevices of wires and brackets are perfect places for plaque and bacteria to manifest themselves. So what brush should you use to maximize your cleaning capabilities and rid yourself of these harmful annoyances?

Your Local Corpus Christi Orthodontists Recommend An Electric Toothbrush
The electric toothbrush is a fantastic piece of technology that can help with superior cleaning and plaque removal with orthodontics. Coming in two different models, sonic (which vibrates from side-to-side at a high frequency) and oscillating (which spins its bristled head around the tooth), these brushes produce more than three thousand movements every minute, which results in deep and effective scrubbing. The brush modes can also be set for different purposes, such as sensitive mode for gentle cleaning, whitening mode for stain removal, and tongue cleaning mode. With braces on, you can easily brush hard-to-reach places under brackets and wires thanks to the V-cut bristle arrangement as well.

Have A Question? Give Us A Call Today!
If you have any questions about optimizing your oral hygiene with electric toothbrushes or orthodontics in general, or you would like to schedule an appointment, you can call us at (361) 992-2483. Our doctors and their teams want you to have all the information necessary to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, and we are always happy to answer any question or concern. We look forward to seeing you in our Corpus Christi orthodontics office soon!