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Cheyenne, CO, Orthodontist Explains How to Use a Floss Threader with Braces

cheyenne co orthodontist floss threader bracesOur Cheyenne, CO, orthodontist recommends brushing and flossing at least twice each day as part of a standard oral health routine. Since your mouth is constantly growing bacteria, it’s essential to remove it regularly, especially when you have braces. With braces, or various other dental applications, it can be tempting to skimp on flossing simply because all the hardware makes flossing a challenge. Luckily, advancements in modern orthodontia means there are products available that make the flossing process much easier.

Floss Your Teeth with Ease, Even with Braces – Advice from Our Cheyenne, CO, Orthodontist

What Is a Floss Threader?

A floss threader is an effective tool recommended by our Cheyenne orthodontist that allows you to stay on top of your oral health while wearing braces. A hard, but flexible plastic device, a floss threader resembles a needle and works by getting floss to areas of your teeth you wouldn’t normally be able to reach. If you have bridgework, dentures, or braces, for example, flossing can be difficult, but a floss threader gives you the opportunity to floss on a regular basis, thus maintaining your healthy mouth.

How Does a Floss Threader Work?

Simply thread around 18 inches of your regular floss into the eye of the floss threader. Pass one end of the floss through the loop of the threader, and pull about half of it through. Once the floss is inserted properly, our Cheyenne, CO, orthodontist says each end can be easily moved around to thoroughly clean behind the archwires, bridgework, or the bar of your retainer. Special floss with rigid sections is available, and can be inserted under the bridge or orthodontic wire to make flossing even easier.

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Make Flossing Routine

Along with regular tooth brushing, floss threaders can help maintain your oral health, and prolong the life of your dental work. For best results use the floss threader at least once a day, and be sure to thoroughly clean it after each use, disposing of the floss each time. You can purchase a floss threader at most any major retailer or drugstore, so don’t let your happy, healthy smile lose its luster. It’s never been easier to stay on top of your oral health, even with braces. Contact our Cheyenne orthodontist for more information or to schedule a consultation.

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Ebert Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office near Cheyenne, CO, by clicking here or by calling 970.490.6065.

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  • “We want to thank you for the professional, compassionate care you’ve given our children on their orthodontic journeys. Your office achieves a wonderful blend of friendliness, warmth, and professionalism, as well as fun. It’s been a positive experience all along and we’re so pleased with the kids’ smiles.”

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  • “My whole family has been impressed with the office of Dr. Ebert. I have 3 children for sure that will be getting braces, possibly four. Jennifer has been very helpful with information and Dr. Ebert’s explanation to the kids is awesome!! Highly recommend the office.”

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  • “The staff is always friendly and I love the options for payment plans to make it affordable to have 2 children with braces. My children love going in for the appointments and the results of the treatments are fantastic!! Excellent all around!”

    - Jamie C.

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  • “I have been going to Dr. Ebert forever!! She did my braces when I was in middle school/high school. Now both of my girls see Dr. Ebert! Dr. Ebert and her staff are so great! Very welcoming and make the visit fun for the patients!”

    - Dixie W.

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  • “Dr. Ebert and her team have changed my life! Before my braces I was afraid to smile and show my teeth. After my braces got taken off I was confident and smiled showing my teeth. I cannot thank you enough for helping me.”

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  • “My experience with Dr. Ebert’s office was great! The care was affordable with the payment plan they set up for me. The staff was very professional, well informed, polite and caring. There were a lot of fun activities, perks, prizes, etc. that are fun for kids and adults alike!”

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