Different cultures have been working hard to achieve straighter smiles for thousands of years, with evidence of early braces dating back to 500 B.C. Modern braces weren’t developed until the 19th century, though, and orthodontic technology has been rapidly advancing in the past 50 years. The 21st century has seen important and exciting advances that allow patients to get faster, simpler, and more comfortable orthodontic treatment than ever before. Take a look at this fascinating history of braces infographic from North Texas Orthodontic Associates to learn more about this technology that is usually thought of as relatively new. If you know anyone dreaming of a straighter smile, feel free to share this interesting infographic with them!