| Department of Orthodontics |
Irregular and crowded teeth have been a problem for some people since ancient times and trying to fix these problems traced back to many years ago. With dental evolution in 18th and 19th centuries, some treatment devices for tooth alignment was introduced by a number of different authors and evolved quickly. Edward Angel's efforts in the 1890s introduced orthodontics as a specialty in dentistry. Angel was named "father of modern orthodontics" .Since 1930; orthodontics has been added to the course programs of worldwide Dental schools. Now the official definition of orthodontics is: a part of dentistry that is dedicated to supervision, guidance, and correction of growing and non-growing dental and facial structures as well as including those that need to move teeth or correct malformations and incorrect relations of jaws bone.