The length of orthodontic treatment is not an attempt to milk the patient for payments. Teeth are living bones, and moving them requires them to be moved through other living bones. Shifting teeth too quickly will compromise the strength of the jawbone, leaving the teeth loose and at risk of falling out or migrating to their former position.
Many DIY substitutes for wires are also dangerous. Applying elastic bands, floss, and so forth, directly around teeth is likely to put too much pressure on them, restricting their blood supply. Without brackets, these binding materials will likely slide into the wearer’s gum pocket, requiring professional tools to remove.
The services we provide are meant to ensure a lifetime of oral health. Please visit us if you have misaligned teeth instead of doing something which will cost you much more.
Dr. Michael Eisenbrock runs Bensalem Dentistry at 3554 Hulmeville Road, Suite 111, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 19020. To schedule an appointment, call 215-874-4042 or visit BensalemDentistry.com and fill out a contact sheet.