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DIY. Do it yourself. DIY may be a popular trend with home improvements… but DIY orthodontics?

People are responding to ads that promise a quick and inexpensive fix for misaligned teeth. One such DIY remedy employs “gap bands” to close spaces between teeth. Sadly this is a prescription for infection, gum injury, bone loss around the teeth, tooth root damage, and the potential loss of teeth.

DIY orthodontics is a really bad idea that could ultimately require expensive treatment to repair.

Say no to DIY and say yes to consulting with an orthodontist.

DIY? was last modified: February 4th, 2016 by chrisr

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