Innovation of Braces - Innovation of Braces By Zaatira Bt Mohd Zainuddin(ITM150702866 Nur Anis Tasnim Binti Ahmad Hafeez(ITM150702893 The desire for

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Innovation of Braces By Zaatira Bt Mohd Zainuddin (ITM150702866) & Nur Anis Tasnim Binti Ahmad Hafeez (ITM150702893) The desire for straight teeth is not new among humans. We have been concerned with the appearance of our teeth for at least the last 3,000 years! Archeologists have accumulated evidence from preserved corpses and mummies that ancient peoples tried to band and restrict the teeth, presumably in an effort to straighten teeth. While the pursuit is not new, the approach has changed a bit over the past few millennia. We briefly discuss the history of braces and orthodontics. Braces in ancient times ven 50,000 year old Neanderthal man had crooked teeth. Despite millennia of crooked smiles, the earliest evidence that we have of people trying to straighten teeth is from about 1,000 BC (Weinberger). Egyptians, Greeks, and Etruscans tried to wrap metal bands around the teeth to pull or push them into more pleasing positions. While many of the early designs are impressive, we cannot know for sure how effective they were. What we do not is that early man knew that teeth could be made to change their alignment by carefully adding pressure over time. This is the same concept has been used in the three thousand year history of braces. More success for ancient Greeks and Romans E
The prosperous and successful old cultures of Greece and Rome certainly do get a lot of credit for advances in art, science, and philosophy. They also deserve admiration for their contribution to the history of braces. Hippocrates described irregular teeth among his many medical writings. Later, around the time of Jesus Christ, Roman writers (specifically Celsus) advocated pulling out a primary (baby) tooth to accommodate the arrival of the permanent tooth. In fact, Celsus suggested that the new tooth be pressed on with the fingers each day to ensure the proper alignment.

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