With braces, good oral hygiene is even more important. Plaque quickly builds up around brackets, bands and wires.
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.
Download our patient leaflet Caring for your braces.
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.
The Orthodontic Brush has a slim brush head, designed for efficient cleaning close to brackets and under orthodontic wires.
Compact Tuft is an angled brush with a rounded tuft,, which is especially suitable for cleaning around brackets and along the gum line.
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's interdental brushes are available in several sizes, with a straight or angled brush head and in two textures, soft and Soft/Gentle. The Soft/Gentle brushes have longer filaments,, which can be suitable for orthodontic patients.
TePe Interdental BrushTePe Angle™