Even while wearing braces, you should stick to your habit of flossing once a day. Of course, your braces’ arch wire will affect how you floss. For example, you might need to use a floss threader to move the floss around the wire and between your teeth. Floss threaders are quite affordable and are available for purchase at most pharmacies.
You might also be advised to use an interdental brush, a very small toothbrush that is easy to navigate around braces. It can be inserted underneath an arch wire and be used to remove plaque and food debris from between the teeth.
Some patients with braces choose to purchase an oral irrigator, also known as a water flosser or WaterPik. This useful device shoots out a concentrated stream of water that can help to clean tight spaces in the mouth, including between the teeth. It is not an ideal substitute for traditional floss, but it can contribute to a clean and healthy mouth during orthodontic treatment.