Unfortunately, a spate of YouTube videos has convinced many Australian teens to try to make their own braces. Orthodontists have strongly warned against this practice. Here's a look at some of the harm it may do.
1. DIY Braces Can Be Painful
When orthodontists move someone's teeth, there may be slight discomfort for a day or two especially after adjustments are made. However, orthodontists go through extensive training so they know exactly what levels of pressure are appropriate.