1515 W. Cornwallis Drive | Suite 105 | Greensboro NC 27408

Brushing and Flossing with Braces

Straight A Orthodontics offers the following brushing and flossing guidelines so that you will get the most out of your orthodontic treatment.

Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth With Braces

When you have braces, it’s very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. If you need help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, please ask us and we can help you choose the right products for your teeth and your appliance.

Brushing Instructions

Brushing: Step 1

1       Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

Brushing: Step 2

2       Brush gently in a circular motion.

Brushing: Step 3

3       Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

Brushing: Step 4

4       Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

Flossing Instructions

Flossing: Step 1

floss1       Using a piece of floss about 18 inches long, carefully thread the end between braces and wire. You may find a floss threader helpful.

Flossing: Step 2

floss2       Carefully floss around the braces.

Flossing: Step 3

floss3       Carefully floss around the gum areas.

Flossing: Step 4

floss4       Carefully floss around each tooth.

How Much Do Braces Cost in Greensboro?

Your braces treatment costs will vary, depending on your individual needs and developing an appropriate treatment plan that’s customized to your needs. Our staff will discuss the cost of your treatment and available payment plan options with you. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, so you will know what to expect. Our practice also accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans.

If you want to straighten your teeth, please contact Straight A Orthodontics, and during your consultation, we can discuss the appropriate approach to brushing and flossing so that you will get optimal results from your orthodontic plan of treatment.

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Call 336-379-1134 or send us a message