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Straighten your smile with orthodontic braces. Getting your teeth straightened is an exceptional method 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 smile easier, which can greatly lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Test your knowledge with this small quiz to help improve your understanding of orthodontic braces:

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

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

You should speak with your orthodontist 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: Braces are expected to protect your teeth from injury during contact sports.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: b, d, d, b

To schedule an oral exam or professional orthodontic fitting at Barnett Orthodontics, simply book an appointment at our orthodontic office in Richfield, Utah, with Dr. Richard Barnett and the rest of our team. We can be reached at 435-896-4930. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!