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Are you interested in straightening your child’s teeth with an orthodontic treatment? Getting your teeth straightened is a brilliant way to ensure your son or daughter’s oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of his or her life. With straighter teeth, your child will be able to treat all areas of his or her mouth more easily, which can greatly lower the risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Listed below is a small quiz to help improve your understanding of orthodontic braces:

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

True or False: Braces are created and customized to protect teeth from injury during contact sports.
a.) True
b.) False

Which of subsequent ailments poses a greater risk if 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

You should consider trying orthodontic treatments if you are afflicted with which of the following oral health disorders?
a.) Malocclusions or bad bites
b.) Bruxism or TMJ
c.) A crooked smile
d.) All of the above

Answer Key: b, b, d, d

To prevent oral health failure, make sure your child is following effective treatment techniques for a healthy smile that can last a lifetime. If you would like Dr. John Anderson and our team at Anderson Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics, Inc. to bring your child in for an oral exam about an orthodontic straightening, please contact our orthodontic office in Roy, Utah, by calling us at 801-774-5437. Have a fantastic day!