Brushing and Flossing 2017-09-03T13:58:20+00:00

Home Care for Braces

It is important to check your braces once a week to make sure nothing is bent or loose. If a band, bracket, or wire comes loose or breaks, call to make an appointment at our office so we can repair or replace it. It is important to explain what happened to us, and be as specific as possible with us, as this can help us better treat your dental needs. If for some reason you misplace the package of rubber bands provided, we can mail you a new package, or provide you with more during a quick visit to our office.




Make sure to brush for a minimum of 2 minutes.  Brush the same way that Dr. Melendez showed you in the office. Make sure to brush from the gums down to get the gingiva.




Use the proxy brush in addition to flossing to get between the teeth.