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

True or False: While wearing braces, additional levels of treatment, such as mouthwash, are effective in cleaning areas that standard cleaning tools may not be able to fully reach.
a.) True
b.) False

What are some extra 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

You should consider the use of 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 aligners never need to be cleaned.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: c, a, d, b

To schedule an appointment at our orthodontic office in Roanoke, Virginia, call Love Family Dentistry at 540-904-2300 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. Dr. Peggy Lovecchio and our entire team look forward to helping you achieve the straighter smile you desire.