Don’t DIY braces unless you want to see... your dentist
Are you considering doing your braces at home to cut cost? Let’s just get rid of that thought as it actually does you more harm than good. You’ll have to pay your dentist a visit to clean up the mess.
Dental braces are the perfect solution for people who want to straighten their teeth, especially young kids with misalignment or gap teeth. However, this treatment is quite expensive and time-consuming. It may take up to 2 - 3 years to get the desired result.
As a result, many people resort to DIY braces as the tools are easy to use and available at affordable prices.
However, this is a huge mistake. The lack of professional attention and equipment, as well as improper hygiene, may leave unpleasant results, or even cause irreversible damage to your teeth and jaw.
People often use objects with underlying threats such as rubber bands, metal wires, paper clips, and counterfeit tools in their effort to reshape their teeth. Most people who do braces at home use DIY brackets and rubber bands, unaware of the consequences that follow.
All cases of braces and any other form of restorative dentistry should be carried out under professional observation after a detailed examination. Thus, you shouldn’t try DIY braces for the sake of your own dental health.