How California dental laws have changed the DIY Orthodontics Industry

Article By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

Some people are talking about the Do-it-Yourself braces. They seem like a good idea and a cheaper option. Once California’s Assembly Bill 1519 was signed into law, it signaled a greater degree of guidance for people looking for an inexpensive way to get Invisalign braces. There are a few of these websites now that offer the DIY option such as SmileDirectClub, Candid and Byte.

Though some patients have had success, others have had massive problems. That’s why California’s lawmakers signed the bill into law. It is there to protect patients and let them know that it can be dangerous to choose the DIY option.

Having a board-certified orthodontist for regular checkups is super important. Why? Because everyone’s mouth is different. Your teeth and gums are unlike anyone else’s. Your particular level of health is also different. What works for one person may not work for you. You need a thorough exam before beginning the process of straightening your teeth. You need regular exams each month to ensure that your teeth are moving in the right direction.

Though getting the perfect smile is important, so is your overall health. If your teeth should move in the wrong direction, it can be expensive to fix that. These are just a few reasons why we suggest seeing a licensed orthodontist about your braces. Don’t leave important things like that to chance or DIY websites. Come in and let us talk to you about your smile. We’re here to make sure you get the best treatment possible.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles OrthodonticsDr. Mark Rashidi and his staff at Remarkable Smiles want to help you improve your smile. He is an Orthodontist in Laguna Hills serving surrounding cities including Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Irvine. Dr. Mark is highly experienced in all types of braces including Invisalign, traditional metal braces and ceramic braces.