Platy Pak Ortho Starter Kit (SP250) is essential to maintain oral care regimens at home for everyone that has braces! The patented Platypus flosser which is made in the USA is easy to use, you can floss your who mouth in less than 2 minutes compared to 20 minutes using traditional floss threader. Flossing with braces is mandatory to avoid periodontal disease and tooth decay. The Platypus Ortho brush is very unique as well. The Outer bristles are specifically angled inward to reach in and around brackets and behind the archwire where up to 80% of plaque and build-up occur. Inner bristles are 2 mm shorter for adaptation to appliance components. Bristle tufts are medium finish to more aggressively clean brackets and archwire.