DIY Braces are an Unsafe Trend
Some teens and adults who are unhappy with their smiles have been resorting to a trend known as DIY braces. What are DIY braces? Do-it-yourself braces involve the use of rubber bands to attempt to close gaps between teeth and fix crooked teeth. You may be wondering: do DIY braces work? While some people on YouTube and social media may claim to have fixed their orthodontic problems with rubber hair ties, DIY braces are actually known to be ineffective and potentially dangerous.
They make look easy, but DIY braces can cause:
- Damaged teeth
- Tooth Loss
Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics provides a better way for you to fix your teeth and get a great, straight smile. DIY braces are not the best choice, and may not provide the results you are looking for. In traditional orthodontics, an educated, trained orthodontist guides the movement of your teeth through safe and effective braces and aligners. And when you regularly see your orthodontist, they are able to monitor your teeth and oral health. While you can learn a lot of great things from online videos, you should leave the care of your teeth to a professional.
Traditional braces have been used for decades to straighten the teeth of many pre-teens, teenagers, and adults. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics fuses this time-tested orthodontic treatment option with innovative technology, such as fully digital dental impressions, and you’ll also have the ability to customize your treatment plan. You can correct your teeth with a proven method and the latest technology. Your teeth are valuable. Invest in a better smile by using the best orthodontic treatment from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics.
Maybe you have thought of getting braces, but you don’t like the way they look. There are other options for you. Incognito lingual braces are like tradition braces, but they are placed on back of your teeth, so it doesn’t look like you have braces – only you and your orthodontist can tell! Invisalign is another great option Dr. Maria Yazji offers at her offices – these customized aligners are comfortable, and you can take them out when you’re eating and cleaning your teeth. Aligners are easy to use and will get you a better smile before you know it.
Maybe braces seem too expensive, so you think DIY braces are your only choice. They’re not! Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics offers financing options for braces, as well as accepting all PPO insurances that include orthodontic coverage. Braces and aligners may be more attainable than you think.
With all of the other safe and effective options that are open to you, don’t let unsafe DIY braces damage your teeth. Contact us to set up an appointment. Let Dr. Maria Yazji help you get a smile you are happy with!