Buyer Beware: At-Home Teeth Straightening Kits
If you spend a lot of time on social media or watching TV, you have likely come across an ad for a product that enables you to straighten your teeth…all in the comfort of your own home!
It’s cheap and convenient! What could go wrong, right?
A LOT can go wrong.
When your teeth are straightening, you are moving bones. You need proper x-rays, equipment, and a professional dentist or orthodontist with years of training. It takes a lot more than just doing a quick mold of your teeth in the comfort of your kitchen. Not to mention, if your teeth are really crooked, you may not even be a candidate for aligners. You may need traditional wire braces.
Alignment issues need to be addressed, as well as various other oral health concerns. You need ongoing checkups to ensure your teeth are shifting into the correct positioning. Things may have to be changed along the way if your teeth are moving slower or faster than anticipated.
Plus, who are you going to talk to if something doesn’t feel right? Someone working in a call center across the country?
People have actually ended up with their teeth worse than before they started the at-home treatment. It’s scary and it’s just too risky!
You really do get what you pay for.
If you are located in Surrey, BC and are interested in Invisalign (the SAFE teeth straightening procedure that you get through your dentist or orthodontist), we would love to have you at our clinic for a consultation. Call us to book an appointment today: 604-593-8201.