Our strong recommendation to patient’s, is to always maintain clean braces through the normal process of good oral hygiene. Always floss after brushing their teeth with a good tooth brush and toothpaste…
maybe even using an electric tooth brush or a similar device, such as a Waterpik.
We spend a lot of time teaching and educating our patients about the proper care of their teeth, and with children, we encourage parents to use anything within reason to help motivate their child to good teeth cleaning practices. As long as they are done properly, simple flossing with frequent, thorough brushing is as good as anything they can do.
In order to keep the enamel resistant to cavities and hard, we also recommend using a fluoride rinse that is prescription strength, as well as brushing with a fluoride toothpaste on a regular basis.