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Make Sure Your Flossing Correctly When Wearing Braces

Posted on 11/10/2017 by Dr. Lovrovich
Braces Lovrovich Orthodontics WA 98105-3941
Many people find flossing to be difficult in their everyday lives, so when braces are added to the picture, the process can get especially complicated.

Having braces makes it more important than ever that you are cleaning your teeth properly, as food particles and debris can easily become wedged in between your brackets and wires. Follow these steps to ensure that you are flossing your teeth properly if you are wearing braces.

Use Waxed Floss

It is important to choose the right type of floss when caring for teeth with braces, and waxed floss is the best option. Waxed floss will glide easily through the teeth and is simpler to navigate in and out of your brackets and wires.

Invest in a Floss Threader

A floss threader is a small plastic "needle" that contains an eye through which you can thread your floss. It will fit behind the wires, allowing you to move the floss to remove foods that have settled between your teeth or in the braces. This device makes it much easier to get the floss in and out between your braces.

Floss in a "C" Shape

Once the floss is navigated between your brackets and wires, make sure you are flossing in the shape of a "C" by hugging the floss up against your tooth.

Repeat the Process
Remember that you need to floss in between every tooth - every day. Flossing is sometimes a challenge for people who just had their braces put on, but your orthodontist can show you how. Flossing is an important part of your oral hygiene routine with braces and will ensure that your teeth are healthy during - and after - treatment.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (206) 501-4566 today.




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