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It seems like lately, there’s been a sudden increase in “do-it-yourself” in-home healthcare treatments. Companies now offer “specialized” DIY orthodontic treatment, teeth whitening, or teeth cleaning options that can be delivered directly to your front door. But are these products really all they’re hyped up to be? Oftentimes with these products, they’re a huge trend for several months and then we never hear about them again. Why is this? In this blog, we’re going to discuss the top reasons you should avoid DIY orthodontic treatment products and speak with our experienced oral health experts at Camilo Riano Orthodontics instead.

There Are No Options

Here at Camilo Riano Orthodontics, we are happy to offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options including clear ceramic braces, Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and Incognito Braces, not to mention AcceleDent Aura, a revolutionary device that can significantly reduce your treatment time. By offering all these options, we are able to provide patients with something that doesn’t just work, it fits their lifestyle and their specific needs. With these new DIY braces, you have no options to choose from and instead, you’re locked into whatever product the company offers which is usually a knock-off version of the brands we know and trust.

It’s Difficult To Gauge Customer Satisfaction

Another common problem people run into with DIY healthcare products is that there never seems to be a consensus on whether the product actually works or not. There may be plenty of reviews on their site or on social media, but everyone has had a different experience. Some people may say that it worked while others had a terrible experience. And it doesn’t help that you have no idea where these reviews are coming from.

There’s No Damage Control

Chances are, the first thing you thought when you heard “DIY orthodontic treatment” was, “what if something goes wrong?” This is what we thought too. When you come to Camilo Riano Orthodontics, we’re always here for you if you break a wire, bracket, or aligner. However, with DIY orthodontics, you don’t have this luxury. All you can do is pray that it will work the first time and risk being disappointed.

Orthodontics Is About More Than A Nice Smile

Although most people visit an orthodontist to correct their smile, this is far from the only reason for orthodontic treatment. At Camilo Riano Orthodontics, we create a treatment plan that takes into account your bite alignment to help preserve the long-term health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone, not just the aesthetic of your teeth, although this is also important to us. With DIY braces, you may find that the aesthetics of your teeth improve, but your alignment issues are still causing problems.

AcceleDent® Aura

If you’re concerned about the amount of time you’ll need to have braces on, you’ll be happy to know that Camilo Riano Orthodontics offers AcceleDent, a product that can help teeth move up to 50 percent faster. This device can also be used to reduce soreness or pain related to orthodontic treatment. You won’t find this product offered with DIY braces or aligners.

Contact Camilo Riano Orthodontics

If you want the best treatment possible, you’re going to need to visit an experienced and qualified orthodontist. When you visit us for your first appointment, we will sit down with you to discuss your goals and determine what options are best for you based on your lifestyle and preferences. We highly recommend avoiding DIY orthodontic treatment because it’s very difficult to know what you’re actually getting and you’ll likely need to see an orthodontist anyways to fix any problems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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