Start with a soft-bristled brush. Used carefully, an electric toothbrush also works well on a moderate power level. Brush with fluoride toothpaste at least 2x/day (preferably after meals) for at least 2 minutes each time. Remember to brush all of your tooth surfaces and be especially careful to clean the areas between the wires and teeth as well as between the brackets and gums.
If you are struggling with cleaning the areas around your wires and brackets, an interdental toothbrush can clean the tiny spaces under the wires, around bands and brackets.
To keep your teeth and gums healthy you need to floss once a day. With the help of a floss threader, you can get under the wires of your braces. Water flossers are also helpful during orthodontic treatment to keep teeth and tissue clean.
Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask your orthodontist or family dentist if you need a fluoride rinse. This will help prevent cavities!
During your treatment, try to avoid foods with a lot of sugar (sugar increases the amounts of bacteria that grows in your mouth, causing more plaque and possibly cavities).