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If you are new to braces, then you probably know there is a lot to learn about them. Understanding how to care for your braces is a key factor in having a successful treatment. To help you during this process, our team here at McCord Orthodontics in Idaho Falls, Idaho, is happy to give you a fun quiz to test your knowledge about your orthodontic braces.

Here are the questions:

Which of the following is a motive to get braces?

a.) You are missing several teeth
b.) You have overcrowded teeth or large gaps between your teeth
c.) Your teeth are out of position
d.) Both b and c

True or False: Orthodontic braces should be cleaned regularly.

a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Broken braces should be fixed without the assistance of an orthodontist.

a.) True
b.) False

Which of the following habits should never be used to protect your braces from damage?

a.) Wear safety equipment when playing contact sports or high-risk activities that can put your smile at risk for an oral accident or injury
b.) Dental cement applications can be used to strengthen the bond of your braces to your teeth
c.) Eliminate chewy and sticky foods or snacks that can get easily stuck between your teeth and braces
d.) Avoid eating tough or hard foods that can damage your braces

Answer Key: d, a, b, b

Misaligned smiles can be treated with the help of our licensed professionals. To book an appointment with Dr. Layne K McCord & Matt McCoy at our orthodontic office, please contact us at 208.529.8333. Don’t let a misaligned smile hold you back from getting the smile of your dreams.