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DIY Orthodontics: NO!

There has been a growing trend of young patients attempting to correct imperfections in their teeth using items that are available in their homes. Search DIY orthodontics on YouTube and you will find young teens using rubber bands, fishing line, and paperclips to straighten their teeth. While there are many things that you can DIY, orthodontics should not be one of them. It appears safe enough but it can cause irreparable damage to their teeth and should be avoided entirely. What most people do not realize is that there is a certain amount of force that teeth can handle before the bone that supports the teeth is broken down. The teeth are supported and held in place inside the jaw by soc

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