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Keeping your braces clean ensure they continue to work for you. If you are looking to improve your oral health while wearing braces, it is important to continue implementing safe and effective oral hygiene habits throughout your treatment. Caring for your braces is also pivotal in ensuring they can continue doing their job productively. For a basic rundown of potential options, consider the following test concerning caring for your orthodontic treatments:

What are some additional treatment methods that can be used to help improve the effectiveness of your orthodontic braces?
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

You should consider trying orthodontic alignment treatments 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 aligners are self-cleaning.
a.) True
b.) False

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

Answer Key: c, d, b, a

Come speak with Winning Orthodontic Smiles to learn which orthodontic treatment is right for you. To schedule an exam with Dr. Travis Fiegle & Katie Solomon and our team at our orthodontic office in Beaufort, South Carolina, simply give us a call at (843) 525-6228. Thanks for visiting with a smile!