Dr. Taylor would like to warn people in need of orthodontic care about the dangers in the recent trend of at-home teeth straightening techniques. In some cases these do-it-yourself braces can cause irreparable damage to your teeth and gums.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recently reported that many of its member orthodontists have seen patients who have attempted DIY teeth straightening.
Some of the attempts at DIY teeth straightening included the use of rubber bands, dental floss, fishing line, paper clips or other materials. Recently videos featuring amateur tutorials on how to straighten your teeth at home have also surged in popularity on social media and on YouTube.
Our goal is to obtain a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime and while there may be some cost involved in accomplishing this, it can save you a lot of money and grief in the long run by doing it the right way. If you have concerns about the cost of orthodontic treatment, please realize that we at A Perfect Smile Orthodontics offer interest free financing with low monthly payments.
DIY attempts to straighten your teeth may look simple, but it can end up creating worse problems, not to mention costing you thousands of dollars to deal with it.
We offer FREE Consultations with Dr. Taylor. Call us to schedule an appointment to discuss all of your options before you make any attempts at at-home teeth straightening remedies.