Flossing With Braces

An easy and effective way to remove plaque around dental braces and improve gum health is to use a Waterpik® Water Flosser. It is clinically proven more effective than dental floss for people with braces.

How To Floss With Braces In 8 Simple Steps

For best results, use a Waterpik® Water Flosser with the Orthodontic Tip. The Orthodontic Tip has a tapered brush that helps remove plaque from braces and orthodontics. The Classic Jet Tip is also effective.

  1. Fill the Water Flosser reservoir with lukewarm water and place it firmly on the base.
  2. Insert the flosser tip into the handle.
  3. Adjust the pressure control (start at low pressure).
  4. Lean over the sink and place tip in mouth.
  5. Turn unit on. Close lips to prevent splashing, while allowing water to flow from the mouth into the sink.
  6. Starting with the back teeth, gently glide the tip along the gumline.
  7. Pause and lightly brush the area between the teeth and all around the orthodontic bracket or appliance (see animation below).
  8. Proceed to the next tooth.

It's that easy to properly Water Floss your braces, and it takes only about 1 minute a day!

Video: Animation Of Water Flossing With A Waterpik® Orthodontic Tip

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