It's best to brush within five minutes after eating anything, even if you're just snacking, and especially after a meal. Brushing away cavity-causing bacteria helps keep your teeth cavity-free. Carry a travel toothbrush and an interdental brush in a backpack, purse or briefcase to always have on hand for brushing away from home.
Your braces and your arch-wires will make your teeth straight, but your rubber bands will make your upper and lower teeth fit together. When your teeth are straight and they fit together, your braces can be removed.