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Always make sure your braces are being kept in pristine condition. If you are looking to improve your oral health while wearing braces, it is important to continue practicing safe and effective oral hygiene techniques throughout your treatment. Caring for your braces is also important in ensuring they can continue doing their job effectively. For a basic rundown of potential options, consider the following quiz dealing with caring for your orthodontic treatments:

True or False: Orthodontic aligners need to be washed and cared for often.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: While wearing braces, supplemental treatment techniques, including using mouthwash, are effective in keeping your teeth clean.

a.) True
b.) False

What are some additional treatment routines 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 trying orthodontic alignment braces 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

Answer Key: a, a, c, d

For a full examination at Jacobsen Orthodontics at our orthodontic office in Victorville, California, please book an appointment with Dr. Michael Jacobsen and our team by calling 760-951-7752. We look forward to checking your smile for any misalignments and offering you your treatment options.