The Real Problem Of DIY Orthodontics
Posted March 22, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
An unfortunate new trend has started to develop, one that can cause serious harm to your smile. The concept of “DIY orthodontics,” the practice of attempting to correct your own teeth, has started to grow in popularity. Hopefully, you already understand why this is an ill-conceived idea. Without the training and tools at the disposal of your orthodontist, you are likely to do far more harm than good to your dental alignment when you embark on this project. Many of those who have attempted to shift their teeth without the direct involvement of their orthodontist have experienced serious dental troubles. Remember that advanced dental work is best left to the professionals, who have years of training and education behind the comprehensive oral care they provide.
When you try to use non-standard items to create unofficial braces, and undertake the straightening process, you can pull one, or several, teeth seriously out of alignment. Without the detailed knowledge possessed by a licensed orthodontist, you are liable to create serious problems with your smile. While it can be tempting to think of the savings if you forgo professional care, remember that the costs – to your wallet, and to your well-being – can be significant when something goes wrong.
Having a dentist you can count on for comprehensive care is important. Your oral health plays a big part in your overall well-being, and a quality smile can play a big part in your overall confidence. When a problem does arise, be sure to trust the professional care of your dentist to help.
If you have an oral health problem, let your dentist know. You can count on your dentist, and the whole team at Wager Evans, to provide you with the care you need, so that you can enjoy a healthy, happy smile. Every member of our highly experienced team at Wager-Evans Dental are devoted to providing first-rate dental care to patients of all ages. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and the surrounding communities. To arrange a consultation, or to set your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.