Archeologists have unearthed primitive orthodontic appliances with the Etruscan (early Romans) and Greek artifacts. The earliest records of teeth irregularities were written by Hippocrates around 400BC. It was a Roman writer named Aurelius Cornelius Celsus, who have first documented finger pressure as the treatment for bad bites or malocclusion.
Correcting a bad bite creates a breathtaking smile. More importantly, this treatment aims to improve oral health. Crowded, crooked and misaligned teeth are difficult to clean. Plaque that is not removed in between ‘hard-to-reach’ areas after brushing or flossing can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. An improper bite can also interfere with speaking and chewing that can later lead to problems with the jaws.