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Doctors Warn Against Do-It-Yourself Braces

Do-it-yourself projects are becoming increasingly popular, and they can range from home improvement to homemade beauty products. But a new trend is turning orthodontics into a DIY project, with some people resorting to rubber bands and paper clips to try and fix their teeth at home.

And experts warn it's a bad idea.

Doctors say they've seen an increase in patients who have tried the at-home braces, which recently gained traction on social media with teens making videos that capture attempts to correct their smile.


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