Once your braces are in place, it is more important than ever that you continue to maintain excellent oral hygiene. Wires and brackets can cause food to become trapped in your mouth, which will result in dental issues if not taken care of.

At Trapnell Orthodontics, we feel it is important to provide our patients with the necessary knowledge to help keep their mouths happy and healthy. We will do our best to provide you with instructions for good hygiene during your orthodontic treatment.

Careful brushing and flossing remain two of the very best tools that can help you fight against tooth decay, and keep your standard of oral health high.

Some of the tools we suggest for maintaining good oral health during your orthodontic treatment are:

  • Interdental Toothbrush | An interdental toothbrush (known as a Proxabrush) can be used to clean around and under your braces. Using a Proxabrush gently, you can avoid damaging the wires of your braces, and help keep your mouth clean. A Proxabrush is a wonderful tool that can truly help you keep your braces clean, and your teeth and gums healthy.
  • Antibacterial Mouthwash | We offer a special hydrogen peroxide antiseptic mouth rinse called Peroxyl. Peroxyl can prevent infections and helps decrease the irritation that often comes with orthodontic treatment. Peroxyl can be used up to four times a day, based around when you are brushing (generally after meals, school, and before bed).
  • Topical Fluoride | We offer a sodium fluoride gel called Phos-Flur that helps prevent tooth decay while you are wearing your braces. Phos-Flur kills bacteria and helps replace minerals in your teeth that have been exposed to harmful acids in your diet. Phos-Flur takes about 30 minutes each time you use it, and is an excellent option to help you keep your teeth healthy.
  • Cleaning Your Removable Appliance | If you have a removable appliance (such as a retainer), we recommend that you clean your dental appliance as often as you would normally brush your teeth. We can provide you with instructions on how to best clean your appliance.

If you have questions about maintaining great oral hygiene while having braces, we are ready to help answer your questions. Please give us a call today!

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Trapnell Orthodontics -
Payson Office

1107 S. Hwy. 198
Payson, UT 84651
Call: (801) 465-2541

Trapnell Orthodontics -
Spanish Fork Office

89 W. 900 N.
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Call: (801) 798-8343

Trapnell Orthodontics -
Springville Office

187 E. 400 S.
Springville, UT 84663
Call: (801) 489-9475

Trapnell Orthodontics -
Provo Office

3610 N. University Ave, Ste 175
Provo, UT 84604
Call: (801) 344-8887
Testimonials
  • We have been with Trapnell Orthodontics for many years. Every member of my family including mom and dad have had braces with them. Love Love Love them.
    —Barbara A.
  • I truly love Trapnell Orthodontics. I've had nothing but great experiences every time I go in for my appointments. The staff is very polite and considerate and always try to squeeze me in to switch my bands when I need to. Also they were more than happy to come in on holiday for me when my wires popped out. And Dr. Trapnell is an amazing Orthodontist that truly cares for each of his patients' needs. If you aren't going here, you're missing out.
    —Megan V.
  • I was a non-traditional patient of Dr. Jeff. I had some severe hurdles to overcome and Dr. Jeff was very positive and hopefully optimistic that we could repair my issues. Thanks to his expertise and patience my issues we're completely and miraculously resolved! My smile is now what I wanted it to be thanks to the very professional care I was given. It's always an extreme pleasure to go to the office, to be greeted by name and hugs! I highly recommend the services and expertise of Trapnell Orthodontics...they are world class in my book!
    —Michelle C.
  • Professional and friendly staff. Dr. Jeff Trapnell remembers his patients personally. Very efficient and short waiting time. Both my daughters have their braces done here.
    —Qingyuan L.
  • These guys are the best! Seven happy kids, seven perfect smiles, seven very positive experiences! Thanks Trapnell Orthodontics!
    —Elizabeth R.
  • Great Orthodontist and team at Trapnell Ortho
    —Steve C.
  • We love Trapnell orthodontics! Already seeing great results in less than a year. Dr. Trapnell and staff have always been so kind and professional. Would definitely recommend them:).
    —Ashley S.
  • Five of our 7 children have received orthodontic treatment at Trapnell Orthodontic's Provo location. Our last two children are almost ready to get braces, and we will be taking them there, too. We have loved the work that has been done and the final outcome has always been perfect. The employees have always been friendly, and appointments times have always been easy to get that fit my schedule. We have had nothing but an exceptional experience in every way.
    —Karen S.
  • The best Orthodontics care I've ever received. My teeth were crooked, and possibly could have deformed my upper mouth. All it took were some retainers to fix my teeth. They work so well. The staff is adept at what they do, friendly, and understanding. Dr. Trapnell himself is a wonderful man who makes his workplace feel welcoming. Best care ever. Highly recommended!
    —Aegis R.
  • Great staff. Friendly doctor and understanding too. No one is trying to push you treatment to make more money. I am very happy with the services here.
    —Alexandre O.
  • Excellent service with a very kind and personal touch. 3 out of 4 kids got their braces here and I wish we would have been here for the 4th one. Thank you Trapnell!
    —Michael T.
  • Probably the best Orthodontist ever!!!!! Not only is he very professional, but he's "real"!!! What I mean by that, is he knows what's up with kids now a days. He is realistic. He is friendly and funny and my son loves that about him. It's not just another trip to the Ortho. They make it fun and enjoyable and entertaining. My son loves the "good brushing" competition every month they do. It's a very positive and fun way to keep the kids brushing well and taking good care of their teeth. The staff there is very friendly and professional. They are always ontime!!!! I hate going to the doctor or dentist or Ortho and spending more time waiting for the doctor than the actual time it takes for him to work on you or for him to see you. They are always ontime and fast. I love that!! Their office is always very clean and nice. Their prices are very reasonable! If you have any reason why you can't afford their care that your child needs, let them know, and they will work with you. They are very good with making "life" work. They know what happens to everyone at certain times of life. Dr. Trapnell is also very educated and smart when it comes to your teeth. I have asked him questions that are not even related to his field of expertise and he has helped me with the answer and explained things to me very well. I put all my trust in him and his staff. They are by far the best around!!!!!
    —Quinn F.
  • Great with the kids, and does good work! Very nice staff
    —Laura J.
  • Dr. Trapnell is great! He continues to answer my many questions and put my mind at ease. His assistants are kind, efficient, and gentle. The front desk lady is a scheduling master. She is welcoming and always has a smile on her face. Thank you for all of your help!
    —Theresa E.
  • They always take me back right away and I'm almost done with my braces! Thanks Dr. Trapnell!!
    —Sabrina R.
  • Very nice, friendly, and efficient! My son got his braces off today and they look awesome!
    —Michelle E.
  • An A.M.A.Z.I.N.G office and staff. I'm super impressed. I'm so thankful we chose Dr. Trapnell for our children's braces.
    —Shawn L.
  • Such a great experience, loved everyone at the office and I LOVE the way my teeth turned out!
    —Kolbi S.