With more companies offering online DIY braces than ever before we wanted to highlight the risks involved, and why we believe seeking a specialist orthodontic consultation is a must to having treatment done safely and effectively.

These companies offer a service where you take your own impressions without needing to see a dentist or orthodontist. The braces that we have seen from these companies look similar to clear aligners like invisalign.

If you do not see a trained professional;

  • You do not get a full orthodontic assessment or the opportunity to talk about your treatment options. This means that you will not know if there are any problems in your mouth that may make you unsuitable for this treatment.

  • The treatment that you are signing up for may not be the only option for you, there may be other options available. You should understand all of your options before commencing treatment. You could end up paying for a treatment that is unsuitable for your individual needs. 
  • You cannot discuss your expectations or the possible risks involved with treatment. Instead of fixing your teeth you could end up making them worse.
  • Cheap online solutions may save money, but it could cost more in the long run. If you have treatment without checking suitability and the health of your teeth and jawbones this could lead to complicated and expensive problems.

Visit http://www.dentalhealth.org/safebrace a trusted space where you can get independent and impartial advice about making the right choice for you. Safebrace has been formed by experts from the oral health foundation and the British orthodontic society.

Here at Teeth-in-line our specialist orthodontists are supported by dentists, therapists and dental nurses. If you are interested in exploring your treatment options we would love to help and give you our specialist opinion.

You can contact us to start your smile journey today on 01908 399980 or tc@teethinline.co.uk and rest assured that you are in safe hands.