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Using a toothbrush or Waterpik® can clean most, but not all, of the surfaces of your teeth. Getting to the sides can prove difficult and generally, this is only possible with dental floss.
The archwire blocks dental floss from getting access between the teeth, so you will need to use a threader to get the floss to loop around the wire.
Remember, sticking to a consistent oral hygiene plan will help your orthodontic treatment stay on track and help ensure the best outcome for your smile. Flossing is time consuming but, with a little bit of practice, it becomes easy to do.
Loop a piece of floss into the circular part of the threader. Stick the pointed tip of the threader under the wire.
With one hand, hold onto the pointed tip; with the other hand, hold onto one of the two ends of floss that is hanging out of the threader.
Pull the pointed tip of the threader while keeping the other hand firmly grasping the end of the floss. If you did this correctly, the floss should now successfully be underneath the wire.
Tie the floss around both fingers and gently work the floss up and down the sides of the
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