Orthodontic Care

With braces, good oral hygiene is even more important. Plaque quickly builds up around brackets, bands and wires.

Basic home care

To prevent gum disease and cavities, you need to clean both your teeth and braces properly. Cleaning with a regular toothbrush is not enough – you often need an extra cleaning device. Your dentist/orthodontic assistant can guide you to suitable products for orthodontic care and show you how to use them. If you have removable braces, make sure to brush them too, using a toothbrush and water.

To prevent gum disease and cavities, you need to clean both your teeth and braces properly. Cleaning with a regular toothbrush is not enough – you often need an extra cleaning device. Your dentist/orthodontic assistant can guide you to suitable products for orthodontic care and show you how to use them. If you have removable braces, make sure to brush them too, using a toothbrush and water.

Products suitable for orthodontic care

TePe Supreme™
Daily cleaning with a regular toothbrush is the basis for good oral health. TePe Supreme is a toothbrush with filaments in two levels for improved access around brackets and under wires.

TePe Orthodontic Brush
The Orthodontic Brush has a slim brush head, designed for efficient cleaning close to brackets and under orthodontic wires.

TePe Compact Tuft™
Compact Tuft is an angled brush with a rounded tuft, which is especially suitable for cleaning around brackets and along the gum line.

TePe Interspace™
Interspace is an angled brush with a tapered brush tip, ideal for cleaning critical areas close to brackets and under wires. Two different angles can be chosen for optimal access.

TePe Implant Care
A brush with a contra angled neck which makes it easy to reach braces/retainers/lingual bar on the inside.


Interdental Brushes
TePe's interdental brushes are available in several sizes, with a straight or angled brush head and in two textures, soft and extra soft. The extra soft brushes have longer filaments, which can be suitable for orthodontic patients.