With incredible treatments like the Inman Aligner and the revolutionary Six Month Smiles a new, more confident, straight smile can now become a reality. Here at Southport Road Dental we are always looking at the newest and most effective straightening treatments in order to give you the best end result (without having to put up with ‘train tracks’ for 18-24 months!). In fact we love straight smiles so much that we developed the Buy A Smile Give A Goat campaign last year (for more on this follow this link http://wp.me/p20Pw3-a ).
Whilst researching some straight teeth systems I stumbled across a very interesting story about one of the first ever braces, and the proud owner of a new, straight smile.
Pierre Fauchard was a dentist in the early 1700’s and is now known as the ‘Father of Modern Dentistry’. I came across him whilst researching straight smiles as he introduced braces. This is a simple diagram of the horseshoe shaped device that was tied to the teeth with gold wire to move them into a more uniform shape. This brace, known as Fauchards Bandeau was used in one of the earliest ‘celebrity’ makeovers…the first lady of straight smiles was Marie Antoinette.
Luckily the world of cosmetic dentistry and braces has come a long way since 1770 but it would still seem that smile straightening is still popular in royal circles. As the article in this link suggests that Kate Middleton has also undertaken some dental treatment to perfect her smile http://tinyurl.com/d8fp3b5 .
Straightening doesn’t just have to be for the royal, rich and famous though and if you would like to know more about how to get a straight smile then give us a call on 01257 754595 and book a free ‘Am I Suitable For Straight Teeth?’ Smile Analysis.