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Do you know the importance of keeping your braces clean? If you are looking to improve your oral health while wearing braces, it is important to continue practicing safe and effective oral hygiene habits throughout your treatment. Caring for your braces is also pivotal in ensuring they can continue doing their job effectively. For a basic rundown of potential options, consider the following quiz concerning caring for your orthodontic treatments:

You should consider trying orthodontic alignment systems if you suffer from which of the following?
a.) Malocclusions or bad bites
b.) Bruxism or TMJ
c.) A crooked smile
d.) All of the above

What are some additional treatment methods that can be used to help improve your orthodontic effectiveness?
a.) Use interdental cleaners such as water flossers in place of dental floss when it cannot reach between the teeth
b.) Wear safety equipment when necessary
c.) Both a and b
d.) None of the above

True or False: Orthodontic aligners do not need to be cleaned often.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: While wearing braces, additional levels of treatment, such as mouthwash, are effective in keeping your teeth clean.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, c, b, a

Make sure to take good care of your teeth so that they can last a lifetime. For more information, or to schedule an exam with Dr. Merissa Blais and our team at Blais Orthodontics, give us a call at 914.472.9595. Our orthodontic office is conveniently located in Scarsdale, New York. We look forward to hearing from you soon!