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Should you try DIY Braces?

If you want to reduce gaps between your teeth, straighten crooked teeth, and get a perfect smile, you may have looked up DIY braces online. How do DIY Braces work? DIY braces are a recent trend where people try to correct their teeth using small rubber bands. Attempting to straighten your teeth this way, though, is not safe, not precise, and just too risky.

Are DIY braces safe? DIY braces can cause teeth to be moved too quickly, and imprecisely. Or they may not be effective enough and cause teeth to move too slowly. Either possibility can damage your teeth. Moving teeth too quickly can even cause permanent damage to the root of a tooth, and this can cause the tooth to fall out. Also, using rubber bands that are not meant for orthodontic use on your teeth is not sanitary. These rubber bands can harbor bacteria and germs, which can spread to your gums and throat. So should you try DIY braces? Not if you want to stay healthy and keep all of your teeth!

There is a better way to get a perfectly aligned smile – have an orthodontist develop a treatment plan for you. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics provides individualized treatment for each patient. Your mouth has a unique structure resulting in your occlusion, or “bite.” And no two bites are alike. Dr. Maria Yazji orthodontics takes a digital impression of your teeth, and discusses your options with you to develop the best treatment plan for you.

There are many options you can use to straighten your teeth at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji. Our orthodontic services include:

  • Traditional Silver & Ceramic Braces
  • Incognito Braces
  • Invisalign

The offices of Dr. Maria Yazji also offer other services to improve the look of your teeth, as well as devices to protect your teeth. Unlike do-it-yourself braces, an orthodontist can assess all of the orthodontic issues you may have, such as an under bite, an overbite, or tooth crowding. Don’t trust your teeth to a bag of rubber bands and an online video – see an orthodontist for a complete treatment plan.

An aesthetically-pleasing smile is linked to greater confidence and higher satisfaction with a person’s appearance. People feel better about themselves when they have a great smile. DIY braces are not the right way to get that great smile you want, but Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics can provide a solution that is best for your teeth. Take a look at what our happy patients have to say about the orthodontic treatment we provide.

Contact us today to make an appointment at one of our offices in South Florida. We have convenient office hours, and office locations in Weston, Miami, and Brickell – pick the location that’s best for you. Don’t risk the health of your teeth with DIY braces, come to the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji and get your best smile!

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