We understand that when it comes to costly dental services many patients need affordable and convenient options. However, in any medical treatment, safety should also be a top priority.
Orthodontics is so specialized that not every dentist performs this service. When the practice of orthodontics is not performed by every dentist, so as a patient why would you try to manage your own care at home?
Unfortunately, one of the newest trends in dental care is do-it-yourself orthodontics. These mail order kits claim cost savings and convenience – but many patients don’t realize how dangerous this can be. Without the proper x-rays and dental screenings along the way, you could be doing more harm to your smile than good. Orthodontic care perpetuates gum disease, which has costly consequences. Additionally, when moving teeth in your mouth it is important to carefully monitor the movement of your roots and other nearby tooth structures – something that cannot be safely done by untrained patients at home.
If you are ready to straighten your smile but need more convenient and affordable options – contact our office today. We’re happy to help.