Braces need a lot of careful cleaning, since they create more crevices for plaque to build up in. An electric toothbrush can really help to make brushing your teeth with braces easier and more effective.
Choose an electric toothbrush with a round, rotating head.
Round, rotating heads clean your teeth and braces better for a couple of reasons. The rotating motion more effectively sweeps away plaque and food particles than the sawing “back-and-forth” motion of other styles.
The round head is also quite small and easily maneuverable, making it much easier to clean those hard to reach crevices and get into those awkward angles.
Many electric toothbrushes have special features to help you get a better clean.
You don’t need to get a really high-end model; most basic models feature handy timers that let you know how long to brush. Some even feature different modes, such as a gum cleaning mode or a deep clean mode.
You don’t have to work as hard with an electric toothbrush.
One of the great things about electric toothbrushes is that you can just gently move your toothbrush across the surfaces of your teeth, and it does all the work. Just make sure you get all the surfaces of each tooth!