The Most Expensive Way to Get Your Teeth Straightened

The Most Expensive Way to Get Your Teeth Straightened

It should go without saying. It really should. If you need orthodontic treatment, you should go to a professional. Yes, that means a dentist, not yourself.

Many Americans have no dental insurance, and even those with insurance often find that they don’t cover “cosmetic dentistry” such as braces. But some Americans with a “can do” spirit are resorting to do their own “do-it-yourself” orthodontic treatments to get their teeth straightened. They use elastic floss, paper clips, rubber bands. They use any sort of material they think will get them a line of perfectly aligned teeth.

These types of DIY braces are dangerous and will often result in damage to the teeth or the gums. They create issues that frequently require extensive professional intervention. While the idea of watching a YouTube video and following the simple do-it-yourself directions to get an impeccable smile for less than 20 dollars may sound attractive. In the end, it costs more than the orthodontic treatment. For example, an American patient who tried to close a gap in his front teeth with rubber bands ended up losing both teeth. He required expensive dental implants to replace both teeth. Dental replacements of that kind are more expensive than professional straightening, not to mention the pain and regret.

Invisalign dental solutions are much less expensive—even including travel to Costa Rica than getting braces in the United States. It’s a more intelligent idea than doing your own dental procedures.

If you’d like to get a free quote for invisible braces in Costa Rica, please fill out the “Help me Find a Dentist” form. A participating dental specialist will contact you to discuss your case.

About Barbara Goldman

Barbara Goldman – Accreditation Specialist: My life's mission has always been focused on improving the community in which we live. As a retired school teacher of 25 years, I focused on improving the lives of children. After I retired, I still wanted to be a vital part of the community. I became part of Costa Rica Dental Guide to start a new chapter in my life – to continue my mission, but with a different focus.