DIY teeth straightening: Please don’t try this at home!

July 14, 2022
Why shouldn't you try to straighten your teeth yourself? Let David R. Rice, DDS, count the reasons.

Rubber bands. Dental floss. Fishing line. Paper clips. YouTube and TikTok. They all have their purpose. But that purpose isn't straightening your teeth.

I understand the drive to try something at home that seems not only easy, but also saves a lot of money. Here I’ll show you why it’s anything but easy or money-saving in the long run. In fact, DIY teeth straightening can pose serious risks to your teeth and oral health.

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