It is important that brushing be done consistently and properly during treatment. Teeth should be brushed three times a day for three minutes at a time. Hold your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle with the bristles pointing toward your gum line. Brush in small circles and be sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth, including just under your gums. If necessary, angle your brush under all sides of your bracket to remove any food or buildup. Doing this regularly will keep your teeth healthy and make orthodontic treatment much more enjoyable.