The world has been infected by the do it t bug. This DIY has bitten the world and has invaded almost every possible domain. The world of medicine is not far behind when it comes to DIY. People have always been very forthcoming with self-medication but doing treatments the DIY way is not going down well with many. Doctors feel it is like dangling on a delicate wire… a fall is guaranteed and with it the harm too. Orthodontics is one such field which is feeling the heat of the DIY syndrome.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
The world of orthodontics was shaken when a college student used 3D printing for his braces himself a few years ago. DIY orthodontics doesn’t require any X-ray and is priced at a much lower price when compared to a proper treatment. It is always good to consult a dentist or orthodontist before planning a DIY orthodontic treatment.
The DIY aligner has gained immense popularity as it tackles a mild problem, yet it is always advised to take a proper treatment with braces. DIY Orthodontic treatment is marketed as an invisible aligner treatment without the need to visit a doctor’s office. You fill out a form online and pay a nominal fee to request some materials from the company. They send you a kit that you use to take an impression of your teeth at home. You send the impressions back, and they propose a treatment plan. You then have the option to view a video animation of how they expect your teeth to move and pay for the aligners if you want to. They are reportedly reviewed by a licensed dental professional, but you will monitor your own treatment at home.
It might sound attractive but can also worsen a dental situation. It is best to consult a certified dentist or orthodontist for any related issues.