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Dentists warn do NOT buy cheap and dangerous 'DIY braces'

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<strong>take<\/strong>thetimetogotothemainlandreviewofwetakegreatprideinourcrewDentists have pleaded with consumers not to buy 'dangerous' DIY braces online to straighten their teeth.

'Do-it-yourself' aligners are sent by post after the patient takes a mould of their own teeth. The whole process doesn't involve a dental expert.

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But irreversible damage to the teeth, gums and jaw are at risk, The Oral Health Foundation and the British Orthodontic Society have warned.

Dentists have pleaded with consumers not to buy 'dangerous' DIY braces online (stock)

Recent statistics revealed that adults are increasingly looking for fixes for misaligned teeth, with three quarters of orthodontists reporting a rise in patients.

Concerns have simultaneously risen about 'direct-to-consumer' teeth straightening, which skips having to see a dentist.

A kit is sent to a person's home, where they are given detailed instructions for taking moulds of their teeth with clay.





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They send the moulds back, and receive a treatment plan and retainer-like braces a few weeks later.

It may seem like the perfect option for those on a budget, costing a fraction of the service from a professional dentist. 

However, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation, said: 'The consequences of ill-fitting braces are hefty and can leave a person with permanent damage to their teeth, gums and jaw.

'Many of these providers lure people in with cheap prices and the promise of fast results. 

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