Brushing and Flossing in Greensboro, NC
Irvin Orthodontics, serving the local residents of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, NC, who are looking to improve their smile, offers the following brushing and flossing guidelines so that you will get the most out of your orthodontic treatment.
Brushing and Flossing Your Teeth With Braces
When you have braces, it’s very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. If you need help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, please ask us and we can help you choose the right products for your teeth and your appliance.
Brushing: Step 1
Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.
Brushing: Step 2
Brush gently in a circular motion.
Brushing: Step 3
Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.
Brushing: Step 4
Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.
Flossing: Step 1
Using a piece of floss about 18 inches long, carefully thread the end between braces and wire. You may find a floss threader helpful.
Flossing: Step 2
Carefully floss around the braces.
Flossing: Step 3
Carefully floss around the gum areas.
Flossing: Step 4
Carefully floss around each tooth.
How Much Do Braces Cost in Greensboro?
Your braces treatment costs will vary, depending on your individual needs and developing an appropriate treatment plan that’s customized to your needs. Our staff will discuss the cost of your treatment and each available payment plan option with you, including convenient financing options via CareCredit® so you can make the best choice for your situation. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, so you will know what to expect. Our practice also accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans.
If you are a local resident of Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem, NC, and you want to straighten your teeth, please contact Irvin Orthodontics, and during your consultation, we can discuss the appropriate approach to brushing and flossing so that you will get optimal results from your orthodontic plan of treatment.