Several videos of a Washington woman closing the gap between her front teeth using everyday items at home have been making the rounds across the Web recently. The woman claimed to have closed the gap between her teeth in 44 days while spending only $5 for the hair elastics she used. Typically, orthodontic braces and aligners take months to work, and may cost up to thousands of dollars.
In light of this, the dental community has warned the public against resorting to such a practice for correcting teeth alignment. To put it succinctly, this do-it-yourself method may bring more harm than good if you’re not careful. Only a qualified dentist with the right training, skills, and equipment should be trusted to install, adjust, or remove braces. Locals with teeth alignment or tooth gap problems are best advised to consult a certified Princeton dentist.