A Beginner’s Guide to Braces

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  At Ipswich Family Dental, we've helped countless people with teeth straightening. With over sixty years of shared clinical experience, it's safe to say we know a thing or two about braces! Here are just a few facts for beginners about the present, past, and future of braces.   The History of Braces Historians and archaeologists have established that people have been trying to straighten teeth since the dawn of history. A number of mummified remains show signs of orthodontic work, and way back in ancient Greece, Hippocrates and Aristotle philosophised as to ways that teeth might be straightened. Then, throughout the Enlightenment, scientific discoveries allowed for breakthroughs that would eventuate in modern braces. Contemporary orthodontics are dated back to...

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