Orthodontic Homecare

Your homework is as important as our office work

Adapting your at-home oral hygiene routine during orthodontic treatment protects
your teeth and overall health.

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At Kirby Nelson Orthodontics, our team is devoted to protecting, strengthening and improving your smile. We realize that having braces or another type of orthodontic appliance can make your oral hygiene more difficult, so we will teach you techniques for keeping your mouth clean! It is extremely important to maintain good oral hygiene habits to fight against decay and gum disease.

How to Brush and Floss
with Braces

  • Brush at least three times a day.
  • Brush with your toothbrush at an angle above and below the brackets in a circular motion, brushing in front and behind each tooth.
  • Brush under the arch wire between the brackets.
  • Floss every day.
  • Thread the floss under the arch wire and thoroughly floss between the teeth.
  • Continue flossing between each tooth, being careful not to pull on the arch wire.

Our friendly staff and orthodontist, Dr. Kirby Nelson, will answer any questions you may have about your braces at one of our two convenient offices in Maple Valley and Enumclaw, Washington.

Get in Touch!

(425) 413-2121

26250 238th Ln SE #102,
Maple Valley, WA 98038

(360) 625-9868

2817 Griffin Ave,
Enumclaw, WA 98022

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