By: Joanna Clay, University of Southern California; Medical Xpress
👩🏽⚕️ Are you considering straightening your teeth through DIY braces?
If so, you might want to check out this article via Medical Xpress – Medical and Health News before jumping into the decision! The Oral Surgery DC Team
A couple of years ago, the story of a college student 3-D printing his own braces went viral. Fast forward to now and you’ve likely seen billboards or social media ads for a whole new slate of DIY aligner companies, which cut out the orthodontist chair and send trays straight to your doorstep. They’re both attempting to democratize the quest for straight teeth, but experts and graduates from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC say it’s important to get a doctor’s OK when considering the DIY route.