Can I use a regular toothbrush or are there specialty brushes that do the job better?

You may use a regular toothbrush, but a soft orthodontic toothbrush would clean your teeth and braces better. Orthodontic toothbrushes usually have longer bristles on the edges and shorter ones in the middle. This design allows better cleaning between teeth and dental braces.

You can also use an electric toothbrush with a soft-bristled head. If your toothbrush has an adjustable speed, set it to moderate in order not to damage or loosen your braces.

You can supplement your regular tooth-brushing with an interdental brush. This brush is designed to fit between brace wire and teeth to remove hard-to-reach plaque and food particles.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.