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03 April 2017

Teeth Straightening: Don’t Try this at Home

If you want a Hollywood smile with perfectly straight teeth, consult a dentist. The American Association of Orthodontists found that an increasing number of patients were prepared to use paperclips and other household items to straighten teeth at home, often with disastrous results. YouTube clips and online tutorials were blamed for encouraging dental disasters which often required treatment to correct damage.

Key Messages

– Straightening should always be carried out by a dentist

– Attempts to straighten teeth at home can result in permanent damage

– Dental intervention is often required following a DIY/home straightening attempt

A dentist can make sure a tooth is moved safely and successfully, giving patients the smile they deserve without the trauma caused by unsuitable methods.

You have to remember that the goal of good orthodontic treatment is obtaining a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime — shortcuts can be disastrous.”

Full article:

https://consumer.healthday.com/dental-and-oral-information-9/misc-dental-problem-news-174/diy-teeth-straightening-don-t-try-this-at-home-720074.html

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