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Getting your teeth straightened is a key step to optimum oral health. Getting your teeth straightened is an excellent method to use to ensure your oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of your life. With straighter teeth, you are able to clean all areas of your teeth easier, which can greatly lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Listed below is a short quiz to help improve your understanding of orthodontic braces:

If your teeth are out of alignment, which of the following can occur?
a.) Chipping or cracking
b.) Tooth enamel loss
c.) Bruxism
d.) All of the above

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

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

You should schedule an appointment for orthodontic 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

Answer Key: d, b, b, d

Orthodontics by Dr. Burson is here to help you with all your orthodontic needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Stacee Burson and our team at our orthodontic office in Texarkana, Texas, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 903-949-6504. We look forward to helping you correct your smile.