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Established 1955

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

How do I brush my teeth if I have fixed braces?

If you have fixed braces:

  • Brush beginning with your upper teeth, working on the outside surface with your toothbrush positioned at a 45-degree angle toward the gum. Using a circular motion, do about 10 strokes over two or three teeth at a time.
  • After you finish brushing the outside surface of your upper teeth, brush the inner surfaces in the same manner.
  • Then brush the chewing surfaces.
  • Use an interdental brush (ask your orthodontist for one or get one from your local pharmacy) to remove particles from between your teeth.
  • Repeat the entire process on your lower teeth.
  • Make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly with water several times. You may have a final rinse with mouthwash to leave your mouth feeling and smelling fresh. A mouthwash containing fluoride would also help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Check your teeth in a mirror to make sure that you have covered all surfaces and that no food particles remain on teeth or braces.

Patient Reviews

Of the people whose smiles I admire, I have asked 1 common question. "Who was your Orthodontist!" Overwhelmingly the answer has been Dr Lupini. That is inarguably the Greatest testimony for his work and the results that you also will receive!

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Mon-Fri offers alternating 7:30-4:30, or 12-6pm appointments.
Please call our office to verify daily hours. We can be a little flexible to meet your needs.


Established 1955

John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.