Orthodontics through the ages

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June 5th, 2017



 


Orthodontics feels like a fairly modern invention, but in fact the desire to straighten teeth and correct bites stretches back to ancient times. Unearthed mummies have shown evidence of metal bands wrapped around teeth, while catgut is believed to have been used to close dental gaps. As far back as 300 BCE, Hippocrates and Aristotle were puzzling ways to straighten teeth.

Take a quick glance at orthodontics through the ages: