What do these terms mean to an orthodontist?

Take this quiz and find out how much “orthodontist-ese” you speak!

Gingiva


The gums
The wife of Genghis Khan
One of the spices used in pumpkin pie
Name of the movie star character on “Gilligan’s Island”

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Mixed dentition


A pack of chewing gum with multiple flavors
Toothbrushes with soft and hard bristles
Upper and lower false teeth
The developmental stage in children when they have a mix of baby and permanent teeth

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Overjet


Upper front teeth that protrude, sometimes called “buck teeth”
An aircraft flying overhead
The top-most spout in a hot tub
The name of a gaming superhero character

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Plaque


An award you get for a notable achievement
A colorless, sticky film that forms on your teeth
A disease that wiped out much of Europe’s population in the 14th century
The sound a duck makes

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Retainer


A fee for professional services paid in advance
A jar for cosmetics
A device that helps patients keep their teeth in their new positions after they were moved during orthodontic treatment
A wall that holds back dirt

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