Getting that perfectly straight smile is an exciting event, but from the moment braces are put on, the orthodontic patient imagines the day they are taken off. Today, more than 4 million American children and teens receive orthodontic treatment, so chances are you, or your child is one of them. It is estimated that nearly 75% of children and adolescents have tooth spacing or alignment problems that require treatment with brackets and retainers. So what's the difference between them?
A toothbrush is one of the most effective and time-tested tools for keeping our teeth and gums healthy. But have you ever wondered that while brushing our teeth, a toothbrush helps us remove bacteria and food deposits from our teeth and gums, but then it carries the same germs from our mouth afterward?