Don’t overlook the importance of flossing, especially when you’re wearing braces! At Solarte Orthodontics, we understand the unique challenges of maintaining oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment but caring for your teeth and gums remains crucial. Here are some essential tips to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy while wearing braces:

  1. Use a floss threader: This handy tool allows you to thread floss above the wire of your braces, making it easier to floss between your teeth at the gum line. Remember to use a new floss threader each time you floss.
  2. Choose waxed floss or dental tape: Waxed floss and dental tape glide more smoothly between teeth, reducing the risk of damaging your wires. They’re also less likely to shred, leaving behind irritating floss remnants.
  3. Use the right amount of floss: Using 12–18 inches of floss ensures you have enough to clean between each tooth effectively without it becoming cumbersome.
  4. Assist younger children with flossing: Flossing with braces requires manual dexterity, which younger children may struggle with. Offer your assistance to ensure they maintain proper oral hygiene habits.

By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you’ll help preserve your oral health throughout your orthodontic journey. Remember, maintaining good oral hygiene habits while wearing braces sets the stage for the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted once your braces come off.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment with Orthodontist Herndon at Solarte Orthodontics, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. Your smile deserves the best care, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Solarte Orthodontics
Phone: 703-787-2273
1094 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170