Diy Orthodontics? No Thanks!

Braces are a costly endeavor, no doubt. Maybe that’s why more people are turning to the possibility of DIY orthodontics. A quick Google search will reveal a seemingly endless stream of “do-it-yourself orthodontics” articles, each promising a fail-proof, at-home alternative to braces that’ll save you some precious money and time.

At Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry®, we stand for quality orthodontics, under the experience and quality care of Dr. Dan. We believe that at-home orthodontics are not only ineffective, but also dangerous to you or your child’s oral health. That’s why we offer a variety of professionally facilitated orthodontic services right here in McKinney, TX. Before choosing the DIY alternative, why not schedule a consultation with us first? Or you can keep reading to learn more about the dangers of DIY orthodontics.


There are numerous types of at-home orthodontics that you can buy online. One such company allows you to mail in an impression of your teeth to have aligners sent to you. Or there’s a growing market for small rubber bands that are meant to close the gap between two teeth. Further, people have attempted to make their own braces out of tools like paper clips and superglue.

Regardless of the method, we strongly discourage these attempts for at-home braces treatment. Beyond the fact that these methods are ineffective, they are actually quite dangerous, too. They threaten the health of your teeth, gums, and all-the-while these treatments will set you back from your desired outcome.


Orthodontics is a medical procedure, and as such it needs to be facilitated by a medical professional. With their expertise, they’re able to plan and facilitate the alignment of your teeth slowly and consistently. Without a professional on-hand, you can easily create unwanted movement in your teeth which can move you backwards in terms of your desired alignment. Beyond that, you can create irreversible damage. If your teeth shift too quickly, for example, you can lose that adult tooth. Gum infection is also a possibility when people pursue orthodontics on their own, as they probably don’t follow the same sterilization standards as professional orthodontists.


While the price of DIY orthodontics might seem tempting, you’re better off with us at Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry®. Contact us today if you’re seeking treatment! You can call us at 972.547.4443 to schedule a consultation. Or you can contact us here!