Floss at least once a day. Flossing may seem impossible with braces but it is a critical part of maintaining good oral hygiene. Special flossing products are available to aid getting into the space between the wires and gumline. Floss threaders and waxed floss will help make flossing manageable.
Tie a piece of floss to the floss threader and place it under the wire between the teeth to be flossed, pull the threader up and floss as usual, then pull the floss completely through the teeth and proceed to the next tooth.
Upon the placement of brackets at your first appointment, a team member of Kieffer Orthodontics will review the brushing and flossing techniques with you. If you have any questions or concerns regarding brushing or flossing at any time during your treatment, please contact our office.