If you spend any time on Pinterest, you may have come across videos of the various ways people try to get a straighter smile without orthodontic treatment and wondered if it's something you should consider for your crooked smile.
It’s true that the price tag of orthodontics can seem like an obstacle if you’re thinking about improving your smile. But the cost isn’t related to the materials used, but instead to the expertise of a skilled orthodontist who can plan successful, long-term treatment.
Reasons Not to Try DIY Braces
You may wonder why it's a bad idea because some DIY'ers appear to have success in moving their teeth. But closing a gap in one part of the mouth will result in gaps in another, and you will have created a more complex problem than is necessary. Using DIY braces, you can:
- Do irreparable damage to your teeth
- Experience dental wear, bone damage, and even tooth loss
- Damage the gum and jaw bone.
- Cause infection because of foreign objects in the mouth.
Consider Invisalign in Boise, ID
As you can see, you can create a lot worse problems than gaps in your smile. The result is that your efforts to save money will end up costing you more in the long term.
At Atlantis Dental, Dr. Dave Cantwell is a Preferred Invisalign Provider who has performed over 100 lifetime Invisalign cases and continues to perform at least 50 each year. This experience allows him to provide the highest standard of care with outstanding results.
If you are frustrated by a crooked smile but worry about the price tag, please come and talk to us. We offer consultations to provide you with the information you need to make a confident decision about treatment. We’re also pleased to offer the convenience of interest-free CareCredit to make the cost of Invisalign more affordable.