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Never let your braces fall into disrepair. If you are looking to improve your oral health while wearing braces, it is important to continue practicing safe and effective oral hygiene routines throughout your treatment. Caring for your braces is also pivotal in ensuring they can continue doing their job efficiently. For a basic rundown of potential options, consider the following quiz about caring for your orthodontic treatments:

True or False: Orthodontic aligners do not need to be cleaned more than once per month.
a.) True
b.) False

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

a.) True
b.) False

You should consider trying orthodontic alignment services 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 enhance 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

Answer Key: b, a, d, c

If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your possible orthodontic treatment with Dr. Jerrold Hennes and our team at Hennes Orthodontics, please call (760) 598.1707 to set up a visit to our orthodontic office in Vista, California. Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of!