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Friday, 2 November 2012

Invisalign Dentists in Boston

Throughout the ages people have wanted straight teeth. Archaeologists have discovered mummified ancients with crude metal bands wrapped around individual teeth to close gaps. Both Hippocrates and Aristotle both conceptualized ways to straighten teeth and fix the various dental conditions. George Washington and his famous "wooden teeth" (actually made from hippopotamus ivory) also illustrate the need for dental health solutions, but thank goodness they no longer are in the form of wooden teeth.
In the early 1900's dentists were still using gold, platinum, silver, steel, gum rubber and vulcanite to form the braces. It's interesting that gold was used, but due to the malleability it was a good job, other than the price and need for frequent adjustments. Now, if these early practitioners of orthodontics could see the advances that have been made, surely their mouth would be left hanging open.

  • Invisalign - Modern day Invisalign is utilized to help obtain the smile one dreams of. The invention of Invisalign braces is attributed to Zia Chishti. The company of Align Technology was founded in 1997 by Zia and his business partner Kelsey Wirth with the aims to develop and manufacture the braces. Instead of having one pair of braces that are constantly adjusted, a series of braces are worn in succession until teeth are gradually straightened as desired. The most impressive aspect of Invisalign braces is the ability wearers have to remove the braces for regular teeth cleaning, as well as the affordability due to being created by computers It's said that both Zia and Wirth had their experiences with braces, which gave them the passion to create an easier solution. It was when Wirth and Zia applied 3-D computer imaging graphics to orthodontics that their idea truly took shape. Many dentists were extremely skeptical to suggest Invisalign to their patients at first, due to the lack of professional dental training by both who created the product.
It's another attestation to the ingenuity of those who seek an answer. With applied knowledge and hard work, our lives include marvelous technology that make our daily lives easier. To find out additional information about Invisalign or any other dental treatments, contact your local trusted dentist for more information.
Photo credited to: The Lava Jewel

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