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Orthodontic Fact #9

Hippocrates

Orthodontic Fact #9 Irregularities of the teeth is one of the earliest writings about dental deformities, written by Hippocrates in 400 BC

Dental irregularities have been a concern for people for thousands of years. While they probably didn’t have a specialist to go to, dentists of their time battled with the issue of how to align and repair teeth. One of the earliest known writings by Hippocrates in 400 B.C. recorded concerns about irregularities in teeth as well as how to repair those irregularities. Of course, they didn’t have the modern technology or knowledge that we enjoy either. Thank goodness, we are no longer are we forced to rely on the use of catgut to correct deformities. Orthodontic treatment has evolved greatly with the times.

The Process of Modern Orthodontics

On your first visit, your team of specialists will meet with you and discuss the specific plans for your treatment. After taking pictures and consulting with each other and then with you, a plan of action will be put into place. The plan will not only address your dental alignment needs, but it will fit into your lifestyle and into your budget. Modern braces are not an event; it is an ongoing process with adjustments and various treatments added and removed over a period of time. The actual equipment used to correctly align your teeth could include traditional braces or newer, more modern Invisalign, allowing you to function with less distraction. Invisalign braces may not be the perfect choice for everyone; however, if your orthodontist agrees, your orthodonture treatment might be a secret between you and your mouth because they’re barely noticeable!

Schedule an Orthodontic Appointment Today

Not every orthodontic office has two experts to examine and treat patients but Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics does. We make it convenient to drive to our facilities by having three locations in South Carolina:

• Spartanburg Orthodontics
• Gaffney Orthodontics
• Duncan Orthodontics

At our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility, patients have the opportunity to meet with two qualified orthodontists who understand how to determine the most appropriate braces for patients. Anyone with unsightly misaligned teeth can schedule an appointment with a telephone call or online form to talk to:

Dr. Phil Higginbotham
Dr. Eric Nease

Dr Nease Orthodontics 2455 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC
29307 (864) 579-7700

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