Did you know, according to scholars and historians, Braces date back to ancient times?

400-300 BC in fact, Hippocrates and Aristotle both contemplated ways to straighten teeth and fix various dental conditions. Archaeologists have discovered numerous mummified ancient individuals with what appear to be metal bands wrapped around their teeth. Catgut, a type of cord made from the natural fibers of an animal’s intestines, performed a similar role to today’s orthodontic wire in closing gaps in the teeth and mouth.  The Etruscans buried their dead with dental appliances in place to maintain space and prevent collapse of the teeth during the afterlife. A Roman tomb was found with a number of teeth bound with gold wire documented as a ligature wire, a small elastic wire that is used to affix the arch wire to the bracket.

Dental Braces (also known as orthodontic braces, or braces) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten your natural teeth and help to reposition them with regard to your bite, while also working to help improve your overall dental health.

They are often used to correct an under bite, as well as malocclusions, over bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the natural teeth and jaw.

Braces can be used for either cosmetic or structural purposes.

Today, many people travel to Costa Rica for Dental Braces. The placement of Braces in Costa Rica can be considerably less on the budget and regular monthly maintenance  treatments can be carried out with your Local Dental Team.

Interested in learning more about whether Braces are right for you

Contact our International Patient Coordinator at

Keven Peoples