There are some great tools you can buy to keep your teeth clean if you wear braces. Here are a few:
- Special water tools, or oral irrigators, that shoot a high-pressured water stream to clean in-between teeth. These should not replace brushing with a fluoride toothpaste or flossing, and should only be used to help clean out the mouth to remove food particles.
- Special solutions or tablets can highlight plaque to show you where to brush and floss. These may be available at drug stores or from your orthodontist or dentist.
- Rubber-tipped or special brushes can help get hard-to-reach areas. Some look like pipe-cleaners.