The major drawback of DIY Teeth Straightening

Not every invention is for the betterment of society!

This sentence holds a lot of weight and can be applied anywhere, including in Orthodontics. A recent trend that we have seen on the internet is DIY orthodontics. Now, we can't stress enough how bad this idea is, but through this blog, we will shed light on some of the reasons why DIY orthodontics is a bad idea. 

Many companies have come up at home clear aligners that promise to give you a perfectly straight smile. Although they do an incredible marketing job, they fail to make you aware of the dangers of these at-home braces. 


No professional monitoring and help

Orthodontic treatments come with their own set of challenges and risk, which a board-certified orthodontist like Dr. Pancko at Wilmington Orthodontic Center are exceptionally trained to tackle. 

Orthodontic tooth movements have to be monitored constantly, and with DIY orthodontics, you are left to your own accord. They don’t provide professional help or monitoring. In some instances where they do, it's online, which is not best suited as many details tend to go amiss.

No one to track progress or make changes 

Since there is no professional help, there is no one to track your progress or analyze your treatment plan. If your case needs a different approach mid-treatment, you won't be able to get any. 

You have to take impressions yourself

Taking impressions is an art, and sending wrong impressions can derail the entire process. Only a skilled dental professional can analyze whether the impression is correct or not. 

Moreover, these treatments are expensive and don't even guarantee results.

Therefore, it is highly recommended that you seek your teeth straightening option from a professional orthodontist for the best results. If you have any more questions or would like to know more about our services, please reach out to us. Our team of excellent dental professionals at Wilmington Orthodontic Center our here to assist you. 

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