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Do you know the benefits of a straight smile? Getting your teeth straightened is one preferred way to ensure your oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of your life. With straighter teeth, you are able to care for all areas of your mouth easier, which can greatly lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Listed below is a sample quiz to help improve your understanding of orthodontic braces:

Which of following ailments poses a severe risk if your teeth are out of alignment and rubbing against each other?
a.) Chipping or cracking
b.) Tooth enamel loss
c.) Bruxism
d.) All of the above

True or False: Braces are modified to protect your teeth from injury during contact sports.
a.) True
b.) False

You should consider seeking out orthodontic treatments if you suffer from with which of the following ailments?
a.) Malocclusions or bad bites
b.) Bruxism or TMJ
c.) A crooked smile
d.) All of the above

True or False: Orthodontic braces and aligners all include metal wires and brackets.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, b, d, b

For more advice and help from our team at Great Big Smiles Orthodontics, come in for a visit. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Michael Bowen, please book an appointment to come see us at our orthodontic office in Scottsdale, Arizona. We can be reached at 480-948-4200. We are here to help you get the straight and healthy smile of your dreams!