Evolution of Braces

The desire for a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile is not a 21st century phenomena. Archaeologists have discovered mummified remains with crude metal bands wrapped around each tooth, connected by catgut stretched tight to pull teeth together. In the 1700’s a horseshoe-shaped metal piece, called a “Bandeau”, was designed to help expand the arch; but…

Difference between Invisalign and Braces; with AcceleDent?

The goal of Orthodontic treatment is to straighten teeth to an ideal position, whether using clear or metal traditional braces, or Invisalign. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable, comfortable plastic trays to accomplish this movement, while traditional braces use metal wires. Conventional braces give Orthodontists optimal control over the teeth straightening process, whereas with…