History of Orthodontics -Did you Know?
Updated: Jun 7, 2019
what about before that? How about if we asked you to think about what braces were like 50 years ago? 100 years ago? How about 1000 years ago? The history of braces goes further back than you may think, and they’ve come a long way in that time.
That’s right – orthodontics can be traced back to as early as the Ancient Egyptians, over 2000 years ago. Archaeologists discovered mummified Egyptian remains that had a cord made from animal intestines wrapped around their teeth. In fact, the method the cord was wrapped wasn’t too different to how we attach wire braces today.