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DIY Braces ā€“ Don’t do It! Marietta, GA
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YouTube has many popular pages committed to teaching you how to straighten your own teeth. At home. There certainly seems to be an increase these days in the number of people seeking a DIY fix for crooked teeth.

Is this just a harmless trend? Or could it actually damage your smile for good? Dr. Capps and Dr. Iaculli warn that performing your own orthodontic treatment is one of the worst things you could do to your teeth.

If you’re into making soaps, designing clothing, or any other DIY project, that’s great. Just stay away from your smile!

Treacherous Tooth Tricks

Many kids feel that leaving a small rubber band around two front teeth will help close up an unwanted gap. But David Campbell, a dental health advocate on behalf of the American Association of Orthodontists says that’s a bad idea.

He knows from experience.

When Campbell was young, he attempted the rubber band trick at night before going to sleep. The problem was, the rubber bands would disappear most of the time. Months later, where could these bands be found?

Lodged deep in his gums where they essentially strangulated his teeth.

Really A Savings?

DIY braces, at best, will likely only end up costing you more money. The damage done by gimmick braces can land you right back in a professional orthodontist’s chair, if not an emergency dental appointment.

For successful teeth-straightening, you need the help of an expert who knows how long, how fast, and how much straightening your teeth need. East Cobb Orthodontics will get the job done right the first time. We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure everything goes well!

Call us today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. John Iaculli, East Cobb Orthdontics

East Cobb Orthdontics - Marietta Orthodontics
2810 Lassiter Road Marietta, GA 30062

Phone: (770) 993-7118

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