There are lot of advertisements that we have seen on Do It Yourself (DIY) Dentistry. Companies such like Smile Direct. Where you either go to a place or get the kit at home, to make your own molds of your teeth and get braces treatment for fraction of the cost. If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is. As enticing as saving money sounds, the long-term effects can be devastating. Getting any treatment without the guidance of a trained professional, can cause teeth to shift in unfavorable ways leading to further complications and even open bites. It can also lead to bone loss and tooth loss. Also not being evaluated by a Dentist prior to treatment can lead to problems that were small to be increased dramatically. For example, a small decay, if left untreated can increase and cause it to become a root canal.
Dentists and Orthodontists are trained for number of years. We work with you and the Orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay healthy while you undergo orthodontic treatment. We make sure that you maintain good oral hygiene and are decay free. We are all a team dedicated to providing you with the best care possible.