How to Use Interdental Brush with Braces


Your toothbrush can’t completely reach the entire surface of your tooth. That means dental plaque can build up between your teeth and braces. In time, it can increase your risk of gum inflammation, bad breath, and cavities. This is where interdental brushes can help you.

Here’s how to use interdental brush with braces:

The first step is picking the right size. In most cases, you’ll need more than one brush size to effectively clean your teeth. You can ask the help of your dentist in knowing the correct brush sizes for you.

Use your interdental brush once a day, preferably at night. Make sure you are in front of a mirror so you can really see everything.

Move the brush back and forth a few times, paying close attention to each interdental space.

As you go along tighter spaces, change brush size or curve the neck of the brush. And when you see the filaments of your brush are already worn, don’t think twice about replacing it.

In addition to cleaning your teeth with an interdental brush, try to invest in a good electric toothbrush. Don’t worry as it’s generally safe to use on even if you are wearing braces.

To get a clearer idea on how to use interdental brush with braces, you can watch the video below: