Yes, because it will be much easier for food particles to become stuck on your teeth because of your braces, which can make you more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Mason recommends that you should brush your teeth after each meal, as well as rinse thoroughly with water. In order to floss, it’ll be much easier to use something called a floss threader, which you should be able to find at most stores. After you have finished cleaning your teeth, make sure you can clearly see the edge of your brackets. If you can, that means you’re done!