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Orthodontic Fact #11 “In 1000 BC, the ancient Greeks fashioned a catgut or metal strips with goat or sheep intestines to correct teeth deformities. Be thankful that you are living in the 21st century.”

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If you’ve ever wanted a reason to be grateful for the time you live in, then check this out: In 1000 BC, the ancient Greeks fashioned a catgut or metal strips with goat or sheep intestines to correct teeth deformities. Imagine having that in your mouth for months! Today’s modern braces offer a number of advantages the ancient Greeks didn’t get to experience.

Much More Comfortable

Have you been avoiding braces because you’re afraid of the discomfort associated with them? Just imagine what it would have been like to wear them in ancient Greece! If they can live with that much discomfort to get the smile they deserve, surely you can bear up under modern orthodontics for a little while. A modern orthodontist is also much more likely to be trained in specific methods that will correct your exact problem rather than using the same correct-all method for everything that comes through their doors.

Much Less Obvious

Ancient Greeks never knew the invisible nature and comfort of solutions like Invisalign. With this system, you don’t have to display your new orthodontics to the world. Instead, you can keep them virtually hidden. Invisalign will correct your smile without needing to display the fact that you’ve recently visited the orthodontist to the entire world–the perfect solution to your dental needs.

If you’re ready to stop hiding your smile because you’re embarrassed, it’s time to make a visit to the orthodontist. Visit Gorton and Schmol Orthodontics at today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how the Invisalign system can line up your teeth, improve the appearance of your smile, and keep people from noticing that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment–all without the discomfort or highly visible braces you would have had if you’d had to undergo the same treatment in ancient Greece.

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Orthodontic Fact #11 “In 1000 BC, the ancient Greeks fashioned a catgut or metal strips with goat or sheep intestines to correct teeth deformities. Be thankful that you are living in the 21st century.”

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