8 Cool Things to Know About Orthodontics

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Thinking about getting braces or aligning your teeth? At Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing quality care and education to our patients, so here are eight fun facts about orthodontics!

Fact #1 The word orthodontics comes from a Greek origin where ortho means straight or correct and "dont" means tooth.

Fact #2 Edward H. Angle founded the orthodontic speciality as he was the first professional orthodontist.

Fact #3 Braces aren't just for kids, one in five orthodontic patients is an adult in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and even 70s.

Fact #4 About 400 million Americans are currently wearing braces.

Fact #5 25% of patients will need braces again because they don't wear their retainer as needed.

Fact #6 Teeth can naturally shift, even if you've had orthodontic treatment as a teen.

Fact #7 The wire used for braces was invented by NASA.

Fact #8 All orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists.

If you're interested in learning more about the smile of your dreams, feel free to contact any of our dental locations. We are located around many cities around Southern California.

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