I’ve been using orthofill bands and have recently been reading all this stuff online about how it can make you lose your teeth. Is that true?
Becca L. – Germantown, TN
There is some legitimate concern that rapid tooth movement, connected with orthofill, causing tooth loss. When your teeth move, they need time for the bone to reform around the roots of your teeth in order to keep them secure. Without that time, you risk your teeth coming loose and falling out.
I recommend you see an orthodontist to help fix your tooth gap, or at least to monitor you during your orthofill usage. There are many ways to fix your teeth these days. You’re no longer limited to traditional wire and bracket braces. There are even invisable braces.
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