Using specialty products for orthodontics will help maximize plaque removal between teeth and below the gumline, around brackets, ortho wires and appliances.
The GUM® Eez-Thru® Floss Threader is another great product to clean orthodontia when direct access to the gumline isn't possible. Simply thread your 18" of floss through the threader loop, insert threader between teeth under the archwire and pull the floss through, then slide floss up and down the tooth surface and under the gumline. The GUM® Orthodontic Toothbrush
is designed to clean teeth and orthodontic brackets. For best results, direct your patients to use short back-and-forth motions when cleaning.
The GUM® Proxabrush® Interdental System
is perfect for cleaning between archwire and teeth and for larger spaces between teeth. Just find the size or sizes of Proxabrush® you need (tight, moderate wide, or ultra-wide), gently insert into the space, and clean with a gentle in-and-out motion. Proxabrushes®
comes with fine nylon bristles and wire that is safety coated (moderate, wide and ultra-wide).