As a society, we’re all about trying to be independent, resourceful and useful — which is why when it comes to projects, we try to take them on ourselves. However, there are a few DIYs that should never be attempted and are better left to the professionals, and for good reason as there can be detrimental effects if something goes wrong.
Dr. Alfe at Chicago Smile Spa, along with all orthodontists, warn that the rising trend of DIY teeth straightening is not a good idea. The American Association of Orthodontists states that 13% of it’s member orthodontists have seen patients who tried to straighten their teeth using DIY methods. DIY teeth straightening methods have led to serious damage to teeth, gums, and even the jaw bone which in turn results in more expensive cosmetic dental fixes.
The new trend has seen a spike due to recent social media posts and How To videos featuring amateurs using various home materials such as dental floss, rubber bands and wire. Unfortunately these methods have cost many patients their teeth and they now need cosmetic dentistry to repair their smile.
Achieving a healthy, beautiful smile should be left to the professionals such as Dr. Alfe at Chicago Smile Spa. Although the up front cost is much more than a rubber band, the end result appearance and the improved functionality of your smile far outweighs the risk of getting the job done yourself.
If you’re unhappy with your smile due to gaps, chips, stains or crowding, our cosmetic dental office can help you and we guarantee our cosmetic dentistry methods will work much faster and more effectively than attempting them yourself. All it takes is a simple phone call to our office and you can set up an appointment and be quickly on your way to a health and beautiful smile.
Dr. Alfe is capable of treating any cosmetic dental issue with techniques such as teeth whitening, dental bonding, Six Month Smiles and full mouth rehabs, porcelain veneers, and laser gum treatment.
Contact our office today and Dr. Alfe can help you determine what your options are!