DIY Can Be Fun - But Not When It's Braces
You may have noticed an intriguing trend gaining in popularity, especially among teens – do-it-yourself braces. This can include mail order aligners and home remedy style options. These orthodontic experiments are terrifying for dentists because they understand the serious repercussions of what can happen when you try moving your teeth without the supervision of a qualified dentist or orthodontist.
- Gum infections – Using paperclips, rubber bands, or any household item to move your teeth can cause a foreign object to lodge itself in the gums and cause a serious infection that leads to gum disease and bone loss.
- Damaged roots – A teen on YouTube demonstrates closing the gap between her two ...