Oral Hygiene


Good brushing is essential when braces are fitted. You will be shown correct brushing techniques when the braces are fitted.

Points to remember:

Use the end-tufted brush to get under the wire and around the brackets/tubes and gums.  Secondly, use the orthodontic soft brush with a small amount of toothpaste for the general tooth cleaning.  Place bristles where gum and teeth meet.  Use a circular motion around the gum line – spend about 10 seconds on each tooth. Do not hesitate to ask us if you need further cleaning instructions.  Additional brushes are available for purchase at our reception.  A fluoride mouthwash or tooth mouse may be beneficial to prevent tooth decay.

For further information on “Oral Hygiene”  please check our link to the NZDA website.