What do I need to brush my teeth during orthodontic treatment? Here are some recommended products.

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Last updated on August 25, 2022

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Patient.

I was told, "Brush your teeth well during orthodontic treatment!" I was told, "What do I need to brush my teeth during orthodontic treatment?

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Brush your teeth during orthodontic treatment with a toothbrush and an auxiliary tool for brushing between the teeth.
In this issue, we will introduce the toothbrush and auxiliary tools needed for brushing teeth during orthodontic treatment!

What do I need to brush my teeth during orthodontic treatment?

During orthodontic treatment Brushing teeth

During orthodontic treatment, the appliances tend to cause stains to accumulate on the teeth, making them difficult to clean.

  • toothbrush
  • Floss, one-tufted brushes, and other assistive devices

together to make sure that every inch of dirt is removed.

What about auxiliary tools for brushing between teeth?It is recommended that the type of orthodontic appliance and its ease of use be considered, and that it be one that is easy to continue to use every day.

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Recommended toothpaste products during orthodontic treatment

Toothbrushes and Auxiliary Tools

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Here are some recommended products for brushing teeth during orthodontic treatment by type.We will also show you how we recommend that people with any type of orthodontic treatment use it!

toothbrush

Mouthpiece orthodontics because the mouthpiece can be removed and the teeth can be brushed in the same way as before orthodontics,Basically, you can use your favorite toothbrush.

In the case of wire braces, the teeth cannot be brushed well because the wires are in the way, so the teeth must be brushed in three separate areas, from above, below and directly above the wires. The toothbrush to be used isUse a toothbrush with flat bristles or one that is shaped so that the bristles align with the wire.would be a good idea.

Oral Care Tuft 24

This type of toothbrush has a flattened brush and is the most standard shape, so it is recommended for use with both wire and mouthpiece orthodontic appliances.

Recommended for.
  • Mouthpiece orthodontic patient
  • Persons under wire orthodontics
treatment

For those with wire braces,Place the toothbrush at an angle toward the bracket and brush the border between the tooth and bracket using the side row of bristles on the side closest to the tooth surface.Mouthpiece orthodontic patients can brush in the same way as before orthodontic treatment.

Oral Care [Dental] Tuft 24 toothbrush, 1 piece [without cap] Oral Care [Up to 25 pieces by mail

Oral Care InterBrace Orthodontic Mountain Shape

This toothbrush is designed for people who wear wire braces. This type of toothbrush has longer bristles in the middle row of bristles to make it easier to hit the border between the teeth and brackets.

Recommended for.
  • Persons under wire orthodontics
treatment

The highest point of the brush pile seems to hit the border between the tooth and the bracket,Brushing from above and below at an angle to the wire removes dirt well.

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Lion Orthodontic Toothbrush (DENT.EXOrthodontic-U)

The middle row of the toothbrush is concave and U-shaped.

This toothbrush is designed for those who wear braces with wires, so simply apply it straight over the wire and move it in small sideways wiggles, the wire will settle in the indentation of the toothbrush, and you can brush both the tooth surface and the wire at once.

Recommended for.
  • Persons under wire orthodontics
treatment

Apply the toothbrush directly above the wire and brush in small horizontal increments. This is because it is not possible to brush all the details at once, such as the border of the bracket,Tilt the toothbrush up and down and use the side corners of the brush to clean the border between the teeth and bracket.

Auxiliary tools for brushing between teeth

In the case of wire braces, it is difficult to remove stains from under the wires and in the fine spaces between the devices using only a toothbrush.Use auxiliary tools to clean under the wires and between the teeth.

In addition, only about 60% of all stains can be removed using a toothbrush without orthodontic appliances. This is because a toothbrush alone cannot remove stains between the teeth, and the cleaning rate can be increased to 901 TP3T simply by using auxiliary tools.

Therefore, the use of assistive devices is essential not only during wire orthodontics, but also for mouthpiece orthodontics, where toothbrushing can be done almost as usual.

Lion Clinica Advantage Sponge Floss

This type of floss is used by cutting the floss to the length you want and wrapping it around your finger. It is always clean and can be used to remove stains between teeth with clean threads.

Clinica Advantage floss becomes spongy when it comes into contact with saliva, so it has a strong ability to entangle dirt.

Recommended for.
  • Mouthpiece orthodontic patient
treatment

Pull out about 40 cm of floss (about elbow length from fingertip to elbow), cut it, and wrap it around the long finger of the left hand twice and too much around the middle finger of the right hand. It is a good rule of thumb to have about 10-15 cm of floss remaining between the two hands.

Continue to pick the floss with the index fingers and thumbs of both hands,Gently insert the floss between the teeth and gently move it up and down, rubbing the floss against the tooth surfaces on both sides to remove stains.

Before moving on to the next tooth, unwind the floss from the middle finger of the right hand and wrap the unwrapped floss around the middle finger of the left hand.

Platypus Orthodontic Flosser

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This is a Y-shaped holder type floss. Normally, the holder type cannot be used with wire braces because the floss holder gets caught on the wire and does not fit between the teeth.

However, the "Platypus Orthodontic Flosser" has a thin holder designed so that it does not get caught on the wire,Easy to use even during wire orthodontic treatment.

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However,For those who wear wires on the back side, the Platypus Orthodontic Flosser cannot be used due to the thickness of the device.Only available for those with wires on the front side.

Recommended for.
  • Persons under wire orthodontics
treatment

Gently insert one holder between the teeth by letting it slip under the wire and gently move it up and down, rubbing the floss over the tooth surfaces on both sides to remove stains.

The dirt on the floss is,Use water to rinse it off or wipe it off with tissue paper.

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Ebisu Dental Profits K10 "One-Tufted" toothpaste

The conical brush is easy to reach under wires and between teeth, allowing for pinpoint tooth brushing under wires and over uneven teeth.

Recommended for.
  • Persons under wire orthodontics
  • Mouthpiece orthodontic patient
treatment

Brushing along the uneven surfaces of the teeth,Insert from the top and bottom of the wire and move it in small increments to remove dirt.

Lion DENT.EX Interdental Brush

This interdental brush is recommended for cleaning around brackets and orthodontic implants, directly under wires, and in temporary gaps between teeth during orthodontic treatment.

With seven different sizes of brushes, you can find the perfect size for you.

Recommended for.
  • Persons under wire orthodontics
  • Mouthpiece orthodontic patient
treatment

Move the interdental brush in small increments along the brackets and around the orthodontic implants. It can also be inserted between the wire and teeth from above and below the wire to remove stains directly under the wire.

Also,During orthodontic treatment, as the teeth move, there may be gaps between the teeth that are so wide that a toothbrush or one-tufted brush cannot fit between them.Flossing can be used, but since flossing can be difficult with wire braces, an interdental brush is recommended.

If interdental brush,Simply insert and remove the interdental brush from the buccal or backside of the teeth to clean and brush the sides of the teeth.

Interdental brushes come in several sizes depending on their thickness, so choose the right size for the size of the gap.

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Ya-Man Waterpik (Cordless Freedom)

This oral cleaner can remove stains from teeth with its uniquely developed water pressure and vibration. It is shaped like a large electric toothbrush, so it is not suitable for on-the-go use, but this single device can serve as both an interdental brush and floss.

Recommended for.
  • Persons under wire orthodontics
  • Mouthpiece orthodontic patient
treatment

Insert the nozzle toward the wires and food debris trapped between the teeth and apply water.It can also be used after brushing to wash away stains under wires, between teeth, and in the grooves of the gums.

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Choose the right orthodontic toothpaste for you!

People checking their mouth after brushing their teeth.

During orthodontic treatment, wires and mouthpieces make it easier for food debris and plaque to become entangled in the teeth and harder to remove.Find the right toothpaste product for you and keep your teeth clean during orthodontic treatment.

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Graduated from Nagasaki University School of Dentistry, ~2018 Kyushu Medical Center, 2018-present Working at a dental clinic in Tokyo

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After completing clinical training, worked in cosmetic dentistry in Tokyo. Currently a dentist and dental writer.

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