Even though dental implants were thought to originate around 2500 BC, during the time of the ancient Egyptians, it wasn't until the last few decades that they became popular options for patients dealing with some type of tooth loss or damage requiring some type of replacement. Since modern dental implants are specifically designed to be very similar to natural teeth in appearance, comfort and durability, patients now often choose them over other dental appliances, such as traditional dentures and bridgework.
Is your daughter a preteen who has less than perfectly straight teeth? If so, your dentist has probably already told you that you should take her to an orthodontist in Aurora IL for a consultation. Dentists are able to tell before a child reaches 10 years old that she will probably need braces, but the process does not usually begin until she nears her teen years. This is considered an optimal time for applying braces, as all permanent teeth have emerged (except for wisdom teeth, which erupt in late teens or early adulthood) but are still quite malleable.