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Straighten Kids' Teeth Without Braces Quiz
by Staff
Straight teeth can improve one's appearance and prevent oral problems. But can your straighten your kids' teeth without braces? Test your knowledge.

Which of these refers to a dental specialist who corrects or prevents improper tooth alignment?

  • dental hygenist
  • periodontist
  • orthodontist

Which of the following terms refers to crowded or crooked teeth?

  • Exocclusion
  • Contracclusion
  • Malocclusion

What are traditional braces typically made of?

  • chromium
  • nickel
  • stainless steel

Which of the following is not used in assessing a patient for Invisalign?

  • impressions
  • X-ray
  • bone density scan

What is the average length of treatment using Invisalign?

  • 6 months
  • 1.5 years
  • 1 year

How many different aligners does the average Invisalign patient use over the course of treatment?

  • 12
  • 18
  • 24

How often do Invisalign patients visit their doctors?

  • every 2 weeks
  • every 12 weeks
  • every 6 weeks

How many hours per day are Invisalign patients required to wear their aligners?

  • 22
  • 12
  • 8

How far does each aligner move the teeth, on average?

  • 0.8 mm
  • 1 mm
  • 1.2 mm

What is the average cost of Invisalign?

  • $4,000
  • $5,000
  • $5,500

Which type of dental professional can administer Invisalign?

  • dentist
  • orthodontist
  • both

Which of the following would disqualify a patient from using aligners such as Invisalign?

  • missing teeth
  • prior use of Invisalign
  • baby teeth

By what age do most adolescents have their permanent teeth?

  • 12
  • 13
  • 14

Which of the following materials were used in the early days of orthodontics?

  • hemp
  • stone
  • gold

Which of the following refers to shaving the teeth?

  • conditioning
  • veneering
  • contouring

Which of the following is referred to as the "Hollywood Smile?"

  • crowns
  • implants
  • veneers

What is the main reason parents to not choose aligners such as Invisalign for their teens?

  • loss of the appliances
  • keeping the applicance clean
  • pain caused by the applicances

Approximately how many North American adolescents undergo orthodontic treatment each year?

  • 2 million
  • 3 million
  • 4 million

What percentage of orthodontic patients in North America are adults?

  • 10 percent
  • 30 percent
  • 20 percent

Approximately what percentage of current adult orthodontic patients are using aligners rather than traditional braces?

  • 50
  • 40
  • 35