How to Floss with Braces

Follow the instructions provided below and in the video for the best results to keep your braces clean.

When you begin to floss, you want to get your floss underneath your braces wire. If you were to try to floss like normal, the floss would hit the wire so you wouldn’t be able to floss up to the gum line. So what you want to do is thread your floss through the floss threader, kind of like a needle and thread. Then you’re going to put your floss threader underneath the wire and pull while holding on to one end of the floss.

Now you can begin to floss like normal – get it up into your gum line and see-saw back and forth on one tooth and on the other tooth. Then pull the floss out and repeat the process until you have flossed all of your teeth.

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