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The risks of cheap braces: Do not underestimate!

Author: Jonathan Pham
Review Date: 26/11/2019 | Last Modified: 26/11/2019
The risks of cheap braces: Do not underestimate!

Recently, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of orthodontics. Braces provide a solution for those who want to have a straight and naturally beautiful smile, as well as those who wish to correct their misaligned teeth. However, as the treatment is somehow costly and time-consuming, many people have opted for low-quality orthodontic centers, and some even resorted to DIY braces in pursuit of cost-saving. It is advisable that you should never tread that path – the risks of cheap braces are more serious than you think!

Risks of cheap braces

Orthodontics is a very complex procedure that requires special skills from the dentist. If not performed properly, the treatment may severely impact the patient’s oral health, outer appearance, and quality of life afterward.

Below are some common risks of cheap braces, especially if they are installed by poorly trained dentists:

  • Cheap, low-quality braces are less stable and more likely to deform/drop, hence reducing the overall effectiveness.
  • Cheap metal braces may contain toxic chemicals, hence subjecting wearers to the risk of poisoning.
  • Braces may slip into your throat, which is very dangerous.
  • These braces may cause problems such as mouth ulcers, inflammation, infection, and tooth decay.
  • If not positioned properly, the braces can cause malocclusion of the teeth (overbite, underbite, crossbite), hence affecting your biting function.
  • The whole treatment duration is generally extended. Even after a few years, your teeth may still be misaligned – that’s just outrageous, considering what you have paid for.

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DIY braces – Watch out!

The use of DIY braces is currently a popular trend – especially among younger people. These braces are mostly comprised of rubber bands, metal wires or paper clips, which are very cheap and easy to find in local vendors/online shops. The installation procedure is quite “simple”, as claimed by many YouTubers. However, it is advisable that you should never follow this movement. Without the necessary expertise and orthodontic tools, you will do more harm than good by trying to perform orthodontic treatment yourself.

Despite the various claims on social media channels like YouTube, orthodontic treatments are actually more complicated than you think. Moving your teeth and jaws leaves a major impact on your oral health, chewing function and even facial shape. By trying to straighten your teeth, you may cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums, as well as significantly increase the risk of infection. As ironic as it may seem, using DIY braces can prove to be much more costly than going to a specialized dentist.

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Where can I get high-quality orthodontic treatment?

Considering the above-mentioned risks of cheap braces, it is advisable that you seek orthodontic treatment at a reputable dental center to ensure the best results.

Overall, a good dental center needs to meet the following criteria:

  • A team of experienced, well-trained dentists, who can diagnose and promptly treat problematic dental issues (gum disease, impacted wisdom tooth, etc.) before performing the treatment.
  • Modern facilities & technologies, including digital, 3D technology and advanced equipment.

Here, we would like to present 2 notable dental centers that meet all essential requirements:

1. Worldwide Beauty & Dental Hospital (aka, Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center)

Worldwide Beauty & Dental Center is one of the most prestigious dental centers in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The center is awarded 5-star Dental Service certificates from numerous world-renowned dental websites (Dental rating,, etc).

Worldwide Dental Center is headed by Dr. Do Dinh Hung – former Deputy Director at HCM City’s Central Dentistry Hospital. The clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment (Panorex film cameras, Cephalo Orthophos XG, 3D printers). Every treatment is performed by well-trained dentists, with the use of high-quality materials imported from the USA, Germany, and Japan.

The services that Worldwide provides are not limited to dentistry. In fact, patients may also choose to perform high-quality plastic & cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation here.

Worldwide Beauty & Dental Hospital

2. Rose Dental Clinic

Rose Dental Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including advanced CAD/ CAM technology. Every medical procedure is performed in compliance with extremely strict aseptic regulations. As a result, those who seek orthodontics here may expect quick and convenient treatment experience without having to worry about infection.

The clinic is led by Dr. Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy, who has worked for over 19 years at Vietnam’s Odonto Stomatology & Facial National Hospital. Rose Dental’s reputation is not limited to the local market – it has received top-class awards from reputable organizations such as WhatClinic, GCR and Dental Implant Friends.

Rose Dental Clinic

How can I get orthodontic treatment at these dental centers?

GO.CARE is there to make life easier for you. As a trusted partner of both Worldwide & Rose Dental Center, we act as the representative between the clinics and those who wish to receive premium dental treatment. Patients who choose to use our services may expect to have GO.CARE accompany them during the whole treatment.

Contact GO.CARE now to schedule an appointment at the best dental clinics in Southeast Asia. We will contact the dental centers and make sure that you receive high-end services from the top-skilled dentists.

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