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How’s your orthodontic oral hygiene? We’re glad you’re looking into evaluating and improving your daily care regimen. Not only do everyday dental practices increase your oral health; they ensure quicker and more effective orthodontic treatments. Your braces will come off faster and your teeth will look better.

Which problems were braces created to fix?

a.) A malocclusion or “bad bite”
b.) Bruxism or TMJ
c.) Crooked teeth
d.) All of the above

What are some methods that might help you have a closer and more effective cleaning while wearing braces?

a.) Use a water flosser instead of dental floss
b.) Wear a mouth guard while playing contact or extreme sports
c.) Both a and b
d.) None of the above

True or False: Orthodontic aligners don’t have to be cleaned very much.
a.) True
b.) False

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

Answer Key: d, c, b, a

If you take diligent care of your teeth, they’ll take care of you in return. To schedule a professional cleaning with Dr. Joseph A. Wilson and our team at Orthodontics, Inc., give us a call at (505) 325-8858. Our orthodontic office is opportunely located in Farmington, New Mexico. We look forward to hearing from you!