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How familiar are you with orthodontics? Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics is a branch of dentistry designed to help correct issues with the misalignments of teeth. If your teeth are out of position or if you have spacing issues between teeth, the use of orthodontic treatments is highly recommended. To test your knowledge on orthodontics, take the following quiz:

Question 1: Which of the following definitions most closely describes orthodontics?
A: Orthodontics is a type of cleaner used to prevent plaque buildup.
B: Orthodontics is a field of dentistry designed to improve only the smiles of young children.
C: Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry designed to correct issues with the alignment of your smile.
D: Orthodontics are types of cleaning tools that act as shields to protect teeth from any damage.

Question 2: Which of the following is an attribute of orthodontics?
A: can help treat bad bites
B: drastic improvements to the look of your smile
C: lower risk of injuries and dental damage
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is a typical treatment that can be used for straightening your teeth with orthodontics?
A: aligners
B: retainers
C: braces
D: all of the above

Question 4: Which of the following is a potential benefit of orthodontics?
A: restored functions biting and chewing foods
B: a lower risk for enamel wear
C: restorations used to repair chips and cracks in teeth
D: both A and B
E: all of the above

Answer Key:
C, D, D, D

If you would like to know if you require orthodontic care, please schedule an oral exam with Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla and our team at 360 Orthodontics at our office in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, by calling us at 440-243-9575.