Swords Orthodontics
17 Main St, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland

How can I clean my teeth if I am wearing fixed braces?

You can still clean your teeth with fixed braces on. All Swords Orthodontics patients get instructions on how to keep their teeth and braces clean when they get braces placed on the teeth. You can use a regular toothbrush or an electric one, and we also recommend special small brushes for between teeth and around the braces, and special dental floss for the tight bits between teeth. With a bit of extra care, you'll be able to clean braces and teeth just as well as you can clean teeth without braces. And when your teeth are straight and the braces come off, it'll be even easier to clean your teeth.

There is more advice in the Home Care and Advice page of the Services section (just click on Services in the blue navigation bar near the top of the page, then click on Home Care and Advice in the blue box on the right of the new page that comes up).

Here's a video that might help too: