Ancient orthodontics dates back to almost 50,000 years as per an excavation conducted by archaeologists who found remains of crooked teeth that existed at that time. Many Egyptian mummies were found with metal bands around their teeth much like the practice of modern orthodontics that uses braces to correct misaligned teeth. During the 17th and 18th centuries, wax was being used to take impressions of teeth and much later Pierre Fauchard (the Father of Dentistry) invented the bandeau. By the end of the 17th century, Christophe Francois Delabarre separated overcrowded teeth and inserted wooden wedges between the spaces. In the 19th century, the Americans started contributing to dental practice and bands, gold caps and vulcanized rubber were proliferated. Lingual braces were used to achieve aesthetic harmony and instead of gold and silver, stainless steel was used for wires due to its reduced costs and flexibility.
In the 20th century the Father of Modern Orthodontics who is forever revered Edward Hartley Angle made a wide range of contributions to orthodontics besides defining the properties of malocclusion and inventing appliances that would address them accurately.
At Dental Solutions, Bangalore expert team of doctors like Dr. BalaSubramanya and Dr Ramya treat and initiate correction of all malformations and disharmony between teeth and its associated structures extremely successfully.