Why You Should NEVER EVER do DIY Orthodontics (Part 1 of 2)

Are you dreaming of achieving that killer smile?

How about gaining a dashing debonair set of teeth?

Who doesn’t want that?


Of course! Everyone wants to be handsome and beautiful, but it doesn’t mean pushing yourself into aligning your teeth on your own. It is quite tempting, especially with the many products available on sale online. But, what seems to be a cheaper way may actually put you in much danger.


DIY Braces: A Friend or Foe


DIY braces and home-straightening kits are easily accessible on the internet. It promises a dentist quality-like result at a lower cost.


This sounds like a dream come true for those who have always dreamed of having that perfect set of teeth, but just don’t have sufficient money to pay for their orthodontic treatment. However, there are many things you need to know before saying “YES” to this type of treatment.


Remember that a DIY  solution could be very dangerous, which can result in more damages to your teeth and to your health in the long run.


DIY BRACES 101: What is it all about?


DIY braces can vary from the materials people use on their teeth. This may be in the form of a:


  • Superglue
  • Orthodontic Wax
  • Rubber Bands
  • Hair Elastic
  • Dental Floss
  • Jewelry – Making Beads
  • Paper Clips


It may sound crazy for others who haven’t heard it yet, but sadly many vloggers have gained popularity from instructing teens to use these materials in making their own braces. Unfortunately, these materials are not medical grade nor sterile. This makes it a major cause of potential infection.


What harm will DIY braces do to your teeth and overall health? Keep following this blog for the continuation of this article.

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