It can be difficult enough to get your kids to brush their teeth twice a day and it can be even more difficult to get them to do so with a mouth full of metal. After all, navigating those teeth and gums with brackets and rubber bands to get around can cause even the most determined youngsters to give up hope. So, to make brushing even just a tad more enjoyable, you’re going to want to make sure your kids have the right tool for the job. See below to find out which toothbrushes are most often recommended for brushing with braces:
Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
When it comes to electric toothbrushes, you’ll always want to find one that is rechargeable so you don’t have to worry about changing the batteries. When it comes to this model, it’s great for braces at it works to remove up to six times more plaque than a manual toothbrush which will help keep teeth extra clean, especially around those brackets.
This toothbrush also comes equipped with curved bristles that match the shape of your teeth and make it easy to navigate over brackets. The one downside to this model? It comes with medium strength bristles which can irritate sensitive teeth and gums more so than a soft-bristled brush.
This is the “mac-daddy” of the electric toothbrush and floss game. Not only will you be getting cleaner teeth with this one, you’ll also get cleaner gums, too!
This model has a timer and a pacer to let you know when it’s time to switch sections of your mouth and there are multiple tips and heads to choose from.
The flosser is great for blasting away food and plaque buildup from around the brackets and wires so that no grime is left behind.
Fairywill Electric Toothbrush
This is one of the lightest and quickest-charging models on the market and it’s especially great for kids on the go. A measly 4-hour charge will last roughly 30 days and it comes with a USB cable that makes charging a breeze.
There are five different modes to choose from and the round bristles make it great for hard to reach spots on and around the brackets.
Oral-B Pro Health Toothbrush
If electric toothbrushes are not a feasible option, this is your best bet. This manual toothbrush is a great budget-friendly option that will still get the job done.
The bristles crisscross at a 16-degree angle which is perfect for reaching those tight spaces around brackets and wires. It also comes equipped with a tongue scraper and gum bristles that provide that “whole-mouth” clean.