Leaving Orthodontic Treatment to the Professionals
Created on February 28, 2015
New products on the market now allow customers to manage their own orthodontic treatment at home through the use of a mail order dental impressions kit. You’re asked to make a medically accurate impression of your own crooked teeth at home and then send away for mail order aligner trays. These products claim to work in a similar way as Invisalign clear aligner trays – without the safety and oversight of an orthodontist.
Orthodontics is a delicate dental specialty that not every dentist performs – why would you try to safely manage your own care at home? The task of straightening teeth and aligning a patient’s bite should only be performed under the strict supervision of a licensed dental professional.
Without proper care management DIY orthodontics can do more harm than good to your mouth. For example, orthodontic treatment can perpetuate gum disease and when unmanaged treatment can do permanent damage to your smile. X-rays and other professional screenings are absolutely essential to delivering quality dental and orthodontic care.
If you are ready to invest in a straighter smile, do so as safely as possible and contact our office for more information today.