In a digitally-driven world that's full of perfect-looking smiles on social media, your teen might feel a lot of pressure to correct what they perceive as flaws, such as a gap between the front teeth or teeth that aren't perfectly aligned. Although the internet can offer helpful information, it can be a space where harmful tutorials and do-it-yourself content is shared between peers. Young people have recently been sharing how they closed the gaps between their teeth and achieved their desired smile by simply using rubber bands. This seemly low-cost method is not recommended by dentists as it has adverse effects on one's dental health. Learn more about the risks of gap bands and the professional treatment options that can enhance your teen's smile.