History and Future of Modern Orthodontics: Insights from EGil Dental

Have you ever wondered about the history and future of modern orthodontics? EGil Dental is here to provide some insights into the fascinating world of orthodontics.

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that concerns itself with the correction of misaligned teeth and jaws. The history of orthodontics dates back thousands of years, with ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans all having used devices and techniques to straighten teeth. It is generally accepted amongst historians that the earliest example of orthodontic treatment in the world dates back to around 1000 BC.

Fast-forward to the 18th century, and we begin to see the introduction of contemporary orthodontic materials such as devices and elastics designed to straighten and align teeth. The father of modern orthodontics is often considered to be Pierre Fauchard, a French dentist and surgeon who is credited with creating a set of orthodontic braces in the 18th century.

By the late 19th century, orthodontics had started to come into its own as a dental specialty. The first orthodontic school was established in St. Louis, Missouri in 1901, and just two years later the American Society of Orthodontists was formed. The 20th century saw tremendous advances in the field, with x-rays, orthodontic appliances, and computer-aided design (CAD) becoming common practice.

Today, orthodontics is a highly specialized field with many different types of orthodontic treatment available. EGil Dental is at the forefront of innovations and treatments, providing the very best orthodontic care. From traditional braces and clear aligners to invisible retainers and modern technology such as 3D printing, their team has the experience, knowledge, and tools to provide you with excellent orthodontic care.

The Future of Modern Orthodontics

Advancements in technology are transforming the orthodontic field. For example, 3D modeling and printing can now be used to make accurate, custom-fitted orthodontic appliances. This means that orthodontists can provide a more precise and individualized orthodontic treatment. Additionally, digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) enable faster and more accurate diagnostics, ousting the need for traditional plaster casts.

Another trend is the move towards more invisible or aesthetic orthodontic appliances. Since many people would prefer to avoid metal braces, alternatives such as ceramic or clear braces, lingual braces, and invisible retainer systems have become more popular. These appliances are designed to be nearly invisible, so that even adults can get orthodontic treatment without embarrassment.

Innovative new treatments such as Orthotropics are also gaining popularity. Orthotropics aims to change the shape and position of the facial bones associated with the position of the teeth, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

EGil Dental’s Vision for the Future

At EGil Dental, we are continually looking for new and innovative ways to improve our patients’ orthodontic experience. We are embracing technological advancements such as 3D printing and digital imaging to provide a more accurate and efficient orthodontic treatment. We are also looking to expand our treatment options, offering patients more choices in terms of materials, appliances, and treatments.

In addition to modern technology and treatment options, we are also focused on providing top-notch customer service. Our team is dedicated to making sure that each and every patient has a positive orthodontic experience. We believe that a great experience is just as important as the treatment itself.


Orthodontics has come a long way in the past couple of century, and the future looks even brighter. Technological advancements and innovative treatment options are transforming the orthodontic field, and EGil Dental is at the forefront of these changes. We are committed to providing our patients with the very best orthodontic care, from traditional to the latest in cutting-edge technology. If you’re looking for a team of experienced and caring professionals to help you achieve that winning smile, then look no further than EGil Dental.