Your brushing technique should also be a little different to accommodate your brackets. Start by brushing the gum line above your teeth holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward your gums. After your gums are clean, hold the toothbrush on a downward angle to brush the top of your brackets and then on an upward angle to brush the bottom of them. This will help dislodge any built-up food in your braces.
Flossing can be a little trickier with braces, but it is super important. Flossing removes the built-up food and plaque in the gaps between your teeth. If you find regular floss a little hard to use, try interdental or floss threaders. You should be able to find them at your local supermarket but if not ask our team about other options.