Teeth straightening is NOT a DIY process!

Nowadays I see more and more people attempting to straighten their teeth at home.

There’s a common misconception that teeth straightening is a simple process – just move the tooth where you want, right?

Many factors go into fitting braces and seeing if your teeth are fit for the process in the first place. Bone growth and development, human physiology, occlusion (this is how your teeth line up when your jaw is closed), biomechanics, dental history, and much more must be taken into consideration.

Purchasing a DIY kit off of the internet that is “overseen by a qualified orthodontist” simply cannot factor in these important pieces of information.

Simply strapping a rubber band to your teeth and hoping for the best is absolutely not going to benefit your mouth.

And yes, this is actually something that people try, here’s an article that discusses these methods and the dangers:


Take care of yourself and your teeth; make sure your teeth straightening process is carried out by a professional who knows what they’re doing and knows your mouth.

If you would like more advice on this subject, or to book yourself in for an appointment, just give us friendly lot over at Brightside Dental a call on 020 8088 2079.

Have a great weekend,