There is an existing trend that has been famous for people, especially teens, for quite a long time now. It is these teeth gap bands, used to fix problems of teeth having space between them—or medically called as “diastema.” But there is a coexisting question: are teeth gap bands safe? Orthodontist from DentistCranbourne.Com.AU can help you answer that.
Teeth gap bands are inserted around two teeth to exert pressure so that they get drawn together and consequently, the gap will be closed. Teeth gap binding is actually a medical procedure done by dentists. Yes, in using these DIY bands, it may have successful results for other people, but will everyone really be able to do this successfully when in fact this procedure needs a proper medical care?
When a dentist does braces, retainers, and bands for his patients, it is being planned well. The tissues and nerves contained in the teeth and gums are being examined in order to determine the possible effects of moving the teeth. There is a blood supply that could be interrupted. So the dentist must properly determine your tooth condition before trying to fix anything.
A failed teeth gap binding can also damage the gums. The rubber can even give a worse effect to the gums holding the teeth. Tooth loss may even also happen. The jaw can also be affected, because of the possibility of the teeth to go against its natural alignment. The teeth could move too fast or it could move at a wrong angle.
All these damages can be avoided if you consult with a dentist for proper measurements and calculations so that the best procedure for your case could be determined. Seek for help and be careful with the DIY things that you try. You may be able to save some money by relying on this DIY but think about how much more you are even going to spend if it happens that your trial doesn’t become a success. Choose the right solution so you don’t get any further problems trying to solve a problem.