Historical orthodontic head gear

Historical orthodontic head gear

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Credit: MARK THOMAS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Historical orthodontic head gear. Mounted example of a silk hair net dating from around 1900 with its original packaging. This cap was worn in conjunction with a orthodontic plate in the mouth to correct protruding front teeth (over bite). It was designed by the American dentist Edward Angle (1855-1910).

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