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Wearing braces twice (first phase & second phase)

Some children may be told they need two phases of braces. The first phase occurs when they are younger, and only need braces for just a short time. The second phase starts when they are older and all permanent teeth have erupted. Most children would only like to wear braces once, and their parents probably […]

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Modern Braces

Orthodontic braces weren’t invented until the early 1800’s, but people have been trying to artificially straighten teeth for a much longer time. Several mummified remains around Egypt show evidence of the earliest kind of “braces”: catgut cords wrapped around and along teeth, much like modern orthodontic wire is used today. Even pharaohs wanted to improve […]

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