A U.S. doctor tells of an increase in patients using office stationery as homemade braces substitutes, which can loosen the teeth severely. This can create catastrophic problems for your teeth that no dentist can reverse.
– The consequences of DIY orthodontics are often only noticeable when the damage done and can’t be fixed, even by your dentist.
– The cost of a lost tooth caused by rubber band and paper clip “braces” can reach tens of thousands of dollars.
– Using pencils to bite on to shift your underbite can permanently harm your teeth.
“The cost of dealing with replacing a lost tooth can easily exceed $20,000 over a lifetime and certainly be much less than ideal.”
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