The desire for straight teeth is hardly new. Archaeologists discovered early versions of mouth guards over the teeth of mummies buried in the pyramids, even though the term “braces” wouldn’t be coined in America until the early 1900s.
Since then, researchers and orthodontists have introduced many different types of braces, several which were the stuff of preteen nightmares: Hannibal Lecter-esque mouth guards and metal contraptions that covered whole faces, all for the sake of straight teeth.
Though braces have evolved a lot since those days, many adults still worry about getting the orthodontic treatment they missed out on while they were a teenager. The number of adults seekin Continue reading