It is very important to practice good oral hygiene while in orthodontic treatment. We provide our patients with adequate supplies to use so that their teeth and gums stay healthy. We suggest that you brush 3 times a day and floss at least once a day. Make sure when brushing that you brush each side of your bracket and tooth. We find that a three headed tooth brush helps with this. An electric tooth brush such as Sonic Care or Oral B, is a great addition and makes keeping your teeth and gums healthy much easier.