Why you should stay away from DIY braces?

There are many reasons why you shouldn’t even attempt to use DIY braces. This includes the following:

 

THE AFFECTED TEETH CAN MOVE BACK AGAIN

 

DIY braces offer no guarantees. Even if you are able to move your teeth to its desired location, the result will most likely won’t last long.

 

Professional braces are designed to move the teeth in slight increments over a long period of time and there’s a reason for this:

 

Quick adjustment have a greater chance of shifting back.

 

So it has to be done one at a time.

 

Since DIY braces give quick result in lesser time your teeth are more likely to move back to their original position once you discontinue using makeshift braces.

 

 

YOU COULD LOSE YOUR PRECIOUS TEETH

 

This might be shocking to hear but yes, using a rubber band or other materials to quickly adjust your smile is detrimental to your tooth health. Tight DIY braces restrict blood flow that can cut off your teeth from the circulation they need. Using makeshift braces makes the risk of destroying your teeth and their roots eventually resulting in a visit to the dentist to pull them out.

 

 

GUM INFECTION

 

Because DIY braces involve non-sterile and non-medical grade materials, it’s easy for you to develop an infection due to its prolonged use.

 

Rubber bands, paper clips, and other similar materials may cut and injure your gums and cause the infection. It may not sound serious at first, but gum infections may lead to some serious life-threatening problems that would need surgery to alter the damage.

 

That is something you wouldn’t want to experience, right?

 

 

IT COULD ALTER THE WAY YOU TALK

 

This may sound unbelievable, but since DIY braces can affect your entire mouth, your other teeth may shift out of place unintentionally. As a result, your jaws will not fit perfectly as it used to be. This affects your chewing and worse,  the way you speak.

 

You could even develop serious speech problems like lisp or even apraxia of speech, which means you have to exert and extra effort t say certain words.

 

 

EMOTIONAL TRAUMA

 

Since your jaws that used to be perfectly fit with each other are now misaligned or you now have infected gums, you might start having mood swings, confusion, intrusive thoughts, avoidance of activities, lack of interest in the activities you once loved, insomnia, general body aches, fear and even depression in the end.

 

Both your physical and mostly your mental health is far more important than investing in what is trendy and cheap: DIY Braces.

 

 

END UP PAYING MORE THAN YOU SAVED

 

Most people turn to DIY methods to save more money but as we have laid it out, when it comes to dental matters, these DIY methods can actually cause you more harm. Thus, resulting in more costs rather than giving you more savings.

 

Dental problems, this includes misaligned teeth, should be left to a professional dentist.

 

Why?

 

Because they have sufficient knowledge to ensure these treatment methods will work for you without harming your health. They have spent years learning and practicing the correct method in dealing with such health problems.

 

Thus, before considering DIY braces and at-home straightening kits, its best to think twice or even thrice. Schedule an appointment with a professional dentist today to ensure your safety and effective dental-treatment than to suffer forever. Talk to us.

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