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Do you know how to clean your braces? If you are looking to enhance 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 guaranteeing they can continue doing their job effectively. For a sample rundown of potential options, consider the following quiz concerning caring for your orthodontic treatments:

You should consider using 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

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

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

Answer Key: d, b, c, a

Our team at Gary Lee Breece DDS MS specializes in a variety of orthodontic procedures to suit all your needs. If you would like an exam from Dr. Gary Lee Breece, please book an appointment to come see us at our orthodontic office in Enid, Oklahoma. We can be reached at 580-233-2557. We are here to help you get the healthy smile of your dreams!