Even though it’s a little more difficult, flossing with braces keeps your smile healthy and confident. At Akavan Orthodontics, we want to make sure all of our patients with braces know how to floss with their individual ortho devices. Here are some tools to help you floss while wearing braces:
Floss Threaders work like a needle threader for sewing. You put the floss through a loop at the top and then thread the pointy part under or over the wire (depending on whether you’re flossing top or bottom teeth). Once threaded, you can floss the space normally. Repeat for each space until you got a clean, tartar-free mouth.
Proxy Brushes are lifesavers for cleaning teeth with braces. These are tiny little cone-shaped brushes that fit under the wire and between the teeth to remove buildup.
WaterPiks are the fanciest flossers for braces. You simply point the flosser tip between your teeth and along the gum line as it sprays high-pressure water into the spaces between your teeth removing hard to reach buildup.
If you just can’t get it you’re always welcome to stop by Akavan Orthodontics in Tarzana, CA and we’ll show you how to floss with braces quickly and efficiently. Also, if you have any questions or concerns Dr. Nooshi Akavan is here to answer/address them for you! She can be reached at 818.345.9601. Keep flossing!