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Are your teeth severely misaligned? Straightening your teeth is an excellent way to ensure your oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of your life. With a straighter smile, you are able to clean all areas of your mouth easier, which can greatly lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Listed below is a collection of frequently asked questions about orthodontic braces:

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

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

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

Which of following ailments can occur if your 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

Answer Key: d, b, b, d

Keeping your teeth healthy includes keeping your teeth straight as your age. To schedule your professional examination at 360 Orthodontics with Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla and our team at our orthodontic office in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, simply give us a call at 440-243-9575. We look forward to hearing from you.