We recommend that you use a soft bristled toothbrush with moderate force and a toothpaste that contains flouride. Place the toothbrush at an angle so that you feel the bristles under your gum line and use small circular motions. Completely clean each surface of every tooth in your mouth, including the areas.
We recommend that you brush at least 3 times per day: after breakfast, after lunch (or as soon as you get home from school), at bed time. Your toothbrush will wear out faster because of your appliances, so be sure to replace it whenever the bristles start to fray.
Remember that a toothbrush might not reach the areas under the archwire properly. Proper oral hygiene also involves flossing and the use of an interdental toothbrush, an antiseptic mouse rinse and a topical flouride.