DIY Your Home, Not Your Smile

  • Posted on: Feb 28 2015
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Dr. Winter understands that orthodontic services may be difficult for many patients to affordable.  However, the answer to your financing needs is a payment plan – not DIY orthodontics.  As with any medical treatment, safety should be the top priority.

Orthodontics is a specialized field that not every dentist perform, despite his or her years of training. When the practice of orthodontics is not performed by every dentist, why would you try to manage your own care at home?

shutterstock_155143982-300x160Unfortunately, one of the newer 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. You could also just be wasting your money as not all teeth respond to clear aligner trays.

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.

Posted in: Orthodontics

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