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DIY Braces Are a Bad Idea - Here's Why

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Are your teeth crooked? Perhaps they overlap? If the alignment of your teeth causes you to feel dissatisfied about the appearance of your smile, there are a few excellent orthodontic treatment options that can help you achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile. Trying to align your teeth on your own with do-it-yourself braces is not one of these options. Here's what you should know about orthodontic treatment.

A Disturbing New Trend

Some people, mostly younger kids or adolescents are attempting to straighten their teeth on their own with items such as paper clips, rubber bands, or aluminum foil. This is extremely dangerous for your teeth and oral health.

For example, say you use ...

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