Weird Facts About Braces

Weird Facts About Braces
Posted on 05/18/2017

At Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics, we offer a variety of different orthodontic services in order to cater to the needs of all our patients. Whether you are looking to get traditional metal braces or Invisalign, our goal is to make your experience at our practice an enjoyable and memorable one. Our friendly staff in East Orlando are here to answer any questions about our treatment options, so that you feel confident in the decisions that you are making for your oral health. We understand that learning about the general facts about braces can be dull and repetitive, which is why we only want to highlight on the interesting and fun facts.

Bonjour, Braces!

In 1728, a French dentist named Pierre Fauchard designed the first official braces. These braces were made of flat strips of metal that was fastened with a piece of string. Because of this feat, he became known as the Father of Dentistry. Without his discovery, we would not be able to align our teeth properly as we do in today’s orthodontics.


Mummy Braces

It seems that the desire for straighter teeth and a beautiful smile has been around since the ancient times. Many archeologists have discovered mummies wearing bands of metal around their teeth. Similar to the archwires in our modern braces, these mummies used animal intestines to correct crooked teeth and close gaps - yuck!


Thanks, NASA!

As technology advances, the need for more reliable and durable braces is increasing in demand. The braces that we wear are made of a high quality steel that contains nickel and titanium, but did you know that NASA was responsible for this invention? The wirings on your braces are very flexible and has a special shape memory that is activated by body heat. This can maintain the shape of the wire after it is bent and attached to your teeth.


You’re Not Alone

Most people dread the idea of having to wear braces especially when none of their friends have to wear it. Well, in the United States alone, there are over 4 million people who are currently in the process of orthodontic care. If you think that you’re alone, then think again!


Hollywood Smiles

Your favorite celebrity was not born with his or her Hollywood smile. Many of the famous stars that you see in the movies or TV have worn some form of orthodontic appliance to straighten their teeth. Celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Emma Watson, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani, and more are no exception in receiving orthodontic care. Crooked or spaced teeth happens to everyone, so it is important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ross Taddeo to get that beautiful Hollywood smile!


Call Dr. Ross Taddeo To Schedule An Appointment!

If you are thinking about getting braces or any of our other orthodontic options, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the treatment. Please feel free to give us a call at (407) 482-3700 or fill out our online appointment form and someone from our East Orlando orthodontist office will get in contact with you shortly. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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