All sorts of improved consumer-ortho products have popped up in recent years and the pace of good inventions continues. To help with task of flossing (so critical!) while you have braces, check out these innovative products:
FlossFish – wrap your own dental floss around this simple, reusable holder-guide that readily slips under the arch-wire. Check out http://www.FlossFish.com for the demonstration video.
Platypus – individual disposable units that come with a bit of floss and angled cleaning tips; developed by a dental hygienist for her patients. Visit http://www.platypusco.com.
Sturdyfloss – individual strands of special floss, each with a stiffened tip that you can bend to reach up and under the arch-wire. View at http://www.sturdyfloss.com; ask your orthodontist about them.
Superfloss – individual strands of floss with stiffened tips and two different-thickness sections, for cleaning tight or wide spaces. At most grocery stores and pharmacies; see http://www.oralb.com/en-US/products/default.aspx#f=0_3&overlay=&s=&rd=2_0