The use of at-home braces is a newer concept in dentistry that has many in the profession concerned. For several years, there have been numerous companies that provide clear aligners to help straighten teeth under the supervision of a licensed dentist. The problem is that a person ordering aligners in the mail may never set foot in that dentist's office.
Taking the cheap and easy option of do-it-yourself (DIY) braces can cause serious damage to your teeth. There are minor conditions for which aligners may be appropriate, but without a proper diagnosis - it's anybody's guess!