Fake braces are trending and we couldn’t be more horrified!
“Omg awesome,” is the description on a recently uploaded YouTube video titled “How to make fake braces.”
Far from the truth! Trends like home-made aligners and braces are not only a terrible idea but can be dangerous too. Foil, rubberbands, paper clips – don’t all those seem like they’d be uncomfortable in your mouth? Yes, because they aren’t suppose to be there in the first place.
As experts in oral healthcare, we remind you that you only get one set of permanent teeth, so please make sure they are taken care of by a professional! If you really want that great smile, make an appointment with us to discuss your options.
Learning how to straighten teeth, close gaps, and correct bites takes years of specialized training in orthodontic specialty residency, and that’s AFTER four years of dental school. DIY orthodontics tries to bypass all of the specialized diagnostic, treatment planning, skills, techniques, and equipment at our disposal.
There are reports of people losing teeth and doing permanent harm to their gums and jaw bones by attempting DIY orthodontics — don’t risk it!