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Do you know of any cleaning methods for your orthodontic instruments? If you are looking to improve your oral health while wearing braces, it is imperative to continue practicing safe and effective oral hygiene habits throughout your treatment. Caring for your braces is also imperative in ensuring they can continue doing their job effectively. For a basic rundown of potential options, consider the following quiz regarding caring for your orthodontic treatments:

You should consider trying orthodontic alignment straighteners 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: Orthodontic aligners clean themselves.
a.) True
b.) False

What are some additional treatment methods 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

True or False: While having braces, additional levels of treatment, such as mouthwash, are effective in keeping your teeth clean.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, b, c, a

No matter the orthodontic treatment you desire, Dr. Lautt and our team at Coastal Orthodontic Care is here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our orthodontic office in Ventura, California, please contact us at 805-650-1080 to speak with a member of our team. Our wonderful staff is here to help you get the smile you desire!