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How to live with your braces

In Beaconsfield, braces are transforming people’s smiles. More and more adults are choosing to have braces in Beaconsfield, so that they no longer feel uncomfortable about their smile, and so that they can enjoy the health benefits such as a pain-free bite, lack of muscle strain in their jaws and even reduction in headaches.

People can wear braces in Beaconsfield, for as short a time as six months, using the latest braces technology system called Six Month Smiles.

braces-in-BeaconsfieldCleaning your teeth with braces on

But during those six months, it is important to follow a good oral hygiene routine as braces, wires, springs, rubber bands, and other appliances can attract food and plaque, which can stain teeth if not brushed away. Brushing after every meal or snack with toothpaste and carefully removing any food stuck in your braces. You can also use a fluoride mouthwash to rinse around your braces. Mouthwash is good because it can get into places in the mouth that a toothbrush cannot reach. A waterpik or air flosser is also sometimes helpful to flush out stuck behind your braces.

How do I floss when wearing braces?

To floss teeth if you have braces, feed the short end of the floss through the space between the main arch wire and the upper portion of the tooth closest to the gum. Use a gentle sawing motion to work the floss on each side of the two teeth the floss is between. Be careful not to pull with too much force around the arch wire of your braces. Begin brushing teeth by using a regular soft toothbrush. Brush down from the top and then up from the bottom on each tooth with braces. Next, brush your teeth with a proxabrush or “Christmas tree” brush. This brush is specially designed for cleaning between two braces. Insert the brush down from the top and then up from the bottom between two braces. Use several strokes in each direction before moving on to the next space between two braces. Repeat the procedure until all teeth have been cleaned.

Contact us

To find out more about braces in Beaconfield, contact us at Garden View Dental Care by email at, or by phone on 01464 674857.