Our Thoughts On DIY Orthodontics

Our Thoughts On DIY Orthodontics
Posted on 03/02/2017

What is DIY Orthodontics?


DIY or 'Do It Yourself' projects have been used as a unique substitute for products that are difficult to find or too expensive to purchase. It also allows individuals to explore their creativity by adding a little bit of their own flair into the projects making them hold a value of exclusivity. Unfortunately, not all DIY projects are considered to be beneficial. There has been a dangerous new trend going around lately that promises a new smile at an inexpensive cost: DIY Orthodontics.

This “quick fix” solution suggests using rubber bands and dental floss to close gaps between teeth, molding faux-braces out of paper clips, and modeling clay to form the shape of retainers.

Why Is DIY Orthodontics Bad?

Many of these DIY treatments can cause extensive damage to your teeth, bone, and soft tissue that could require expensive restoration by a dental specialist. In some cases, the damage may be irreversible. It has been reported that DIY Orthodontics cause cause tooth loss, bite misalignment, and severe gum and bone damage.

The best way to have a beautiful and healthy smile is to visit an orthodontist who is specialized in the care and treatment of your teeth. Since most patients are concerned with the cost of orthodontic treatment, it is important to discuss affordable payment plans that are available to address all your needs. Your orthodontist, Dr. Taddeo, will be more than happy to help you come up with a flexible and individualized plan to get you the smile that you deserve.

Contact Dr. Ross Taddeo For An Appointment

Dr. Ross Taddeo and his staff make it their priority to ensure the health and beauty of your teeth. Let us help you improve your smile and steer you away from those dangerous DIY methods. If you have questions about our treatment process or would like to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us at our East Orlando, FL orthodontic office

Dr. Ross Taddeo Orthodontics

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