It’s almost hard to remember a time when braces weren’t metal wires fastened to your teeth, but Invisalign is helping to make the past feel more distant. Now dentists and patients have a better option, one that achieves the same result without the downside.
Invisalign costs about the same as regular braces, treatment takes around the same time and you can eat and drink what you want without worry. Invisalign represents the most current and best solution for most patients looking to straighten their teeth or correct any number of other issues, from jaw alignment to crowding and gaps. But what came before? How did we get here? In honour of Orthodontic Health Month, we are taking a closer look at the history of braces.