When were the first braces invented?

Answer The first orthodontic braces were invented in 1819, by Christophe-François Delabarre. It was referred to as a wire crib and was crude by today's standards. Gum elastics were introduced in 1843.Sou... Read More »

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Who invented braces for teeth?

A French dentist, Pierre Fauchard, invented the first set of braces when he attached a flat, horseshoe shaped strip of metal, called a bandeau, to the teeth with a thread. Fauchard explained his id... Read More »

Can you eat chips on 1st week of braces n if their is no pain n is it normal if braces have blak spot on side?

Yeah its fine,i had soft food for the first week like noodles,soup,pasta.But as long as the chips arent burnt or hard.The black spot depends how big it is it could just be a mark from the braces/st... Read More »

Are braces covered by insurance can braces make your teeth appear bigger or longer?

Insurance doesn't cover braces and because u have small teeth u will get small brackets the dentist can fix your chipped tooth and over bites are easily fixed with braces. Your teeth will be straig... Read More »

Braces with colorful elastic bands/simple metal braces?

I had braces too, long time back. I had gone for simple metal braces because I never really liked them and getting colored woulda simply looked more dramatic! Go for simple ones as long as you don'... Read More »