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.