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NC Dental Society advises against DIY orthodontics

In an effort to warn consumers about viral videos, ads and websites that encourage products that reposition teeth without oversight from a licensed dentist, the NC Dental Society approved a Policy Statement advising against DIY orthodontics: 

“The North Carolina Dental Society believes that orthodontic treatment is not a product or device. Instead, orthodontic therapy is a professional dental service requiring education, skill and judgement. Therefore, the NC Dental Society discourages the practice of do-it-yourself (DIY) orthodontics because of potential undesired outcomes that may threaten the oral health and well-being of patients.”