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Dentists warn do NOT buy cheap and dangerous 'DIY braces'

"Bruno Lovell" (2020-03-16)


Dentists have pleaded with consumers not to buy 'dangerous' DIY braces online to straighten their teeth. 'Do-it-yourself' aligners are sent by post after the patient takes a mould of their own teeth. The whole process doesn't involve a dental expert. They have risen in popularity because patients are being 'lured in' by cheap prices and the promise of fast results, orthodontists say.  But irreversible damage to the teeth, gums and jaw are at risk, The Oral Health Foundation and the British Orthodontic Society have warned.

page1-120px-Physical_world.pdf.jpgDentists have pleaded with consumers not to buy 'dangerous' DIY braces online (stock) Recent statistics revealed that adults are increasingly looking for fixes for misaligned teeth, with three quarters of orthodontists reporting a rise in patients. Concerns have simultaneously risen about 'direct-to-consumer' teeth straightening, which skips having to see a dentist. A kit is sent to a person's home, where they are given detailed instructions for taking moulds of their teeth with clay.

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'Many of these providers lure people in with cheap prices and the promise of fast results.