FUN FACTS ABOUT BRACES

 

Metal Braces

The first braces were made by Pierre Fauchard in 1728. Fauchard made his with a flat strip of metal, which was connected to the teeth by pieces of thread.

 

Metal Braces

Fun StuffBrackets were invented by Edward Angle in 1915. The brackets were made of little hooks of metal, which were attached to bands which went around your teeth. Dr Angle modified his design, producing the edgewise bracket in 1928. If you or your parents had braces before 1970, they were probably very similar to those invented by Dr. Angle.

 

Metal Braces

Metal braces do not set off metal detectors, nor can they pick up radio transmissions

 

Metal Braces

Having braces does NOT increase your risk of getting hit by lightening!

 

Metal Braces

Two people with braces cannot become “locked” together when they kiss!

 

Metal Braces

The cement that attaches the braces to the teeth is now made with a special fluoride-releasing substance.

 

Metal Braces

Wires activated by body heat used in today’s braces originally were developed by NASA for use in the space program.