Friday, November 20, 2015

One Thing You Should Not Do Yourself

You may have already seen the new trend that has taken the internet by storm, but unlike other Do-it-Yourself videos available online…we don’t want you trying this one at home. 

DIY Orthodontic Treatment is a dangerous new trend. And while it may be fun to do things on your own, when it comes to the health of your teeth and gums the Do-it-Yourself approach can leave you with very little to smile about. 

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A series of online videos have appeared showing people how to create their own braces. But what these videos don't show you is that anyone using this quick fix method as an orthodontic solution is putting their teeth, gums and jaw bones at risk for serious damage. Because of the known risks, Dr. Hinelsy considers the unsupervised movement of teeth to be below the standard of care which can result in permanent tooth loss. 

Your teeth are connected to your gums and your blood supply. Trying to move your teeth without the supervision of an orthodontic specialist puts you at risk for infection, tearing of the gums and damaging the attachment between the tooth and gums so the tooth no longer gets the support it needs. Any time a dental procedure is taken on by an untrained, unsupervised individual there is a substantial risk for irreparable damage. 

For the health and safety of the public, The American Association of Orthodontists is urging anyone considering any type of teeth straightening procedure to see an orthodontic specialist

Dr. Hinelsy is a trained, qualified specialist who can diagnose and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws. If you are seeking orthodontic treatment please contact our office and never consider Do-it-Yourself short cuts.

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