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Cleaning Around Braces

Does anyone have any helpful tips for thoroughly cleaning around braces?



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I always have the patient visit the ortho office first and have the arch wires removed, then they return after seeing me to have them put back on. Otherwise, I feel like I just don’t do a great job trying to access all areas. Don’t be afraid to use the ultrasonic!

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Ultrasonic!!

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Ultrasonic…..
I use butler go-between with prophy paste and scrub all around brackets and under wire etc. I have also used the disposable prophy angle that had a brush on it instead of a cup. I floss with glide threader floss.

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Ultrasonic and prophy jet is great to clean around brackets and bands. Recommend 3-4 month recare and depending on home care also have patient remove arch wires with orthodontist prior to hygiene as needed. Also like the ortho or platypus flossers.

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