DIY braces are becoming popular on the Internet. But are they safe and effective, or is this one fad you should ignore?

With the average cost of Invisalign and braces topping the $1,000 mark, many people are looking for a cheaper way to get a straight, beautiful smile. However, when it comes to orthodontics, the old adage is true: you get what you pay for.

Risks of DIY Braces

To help you make an informed decision, we’ve compiled some key hazards of homemade braces. These include, but are not limited to:

  1. Irreparable damage to your teeth, gums, and jaw
  2. Infection due to unsterilized appliances in your mouth
  3. Pain, early wear of the tooth enamel, and tooth loss
  4. Exacerbated orthodontic issues
  5. Increased costs to repair damage

Why Kelley & Gardner Orthodontics?

At Kelley & Gardner Orthodontics, we can give you the smile you want and get it done right the first time. Dr. Kelley and Dr. Gardner are board-certified orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics, meaning they have the training and education to give you high-quality orthodontic treatment with the latest technology. Our office works hard to create a customized treatment plan that is specific to your needs. We guarantee you will receive the right orthodontic treatment, safely and efficiently.

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Braces cost how much? I bet I could make my own,” please contact us today. We can provide a full evaluation of your smile and determine the best treatment plan for you. Trust us, orthodontics is an investment in your smile. DIY braces are a waste of your time, money, and oral health.