College Park Dental
7305 Baltimore Ave, Suite 204, College Park, MD 20740

DIY Teeth Straightening – Too Good To Be True?

We understand that many patients are seeking effective and affordable dental care – from many different types of sources. However, it is important to understand that sometimes the most affordable solution is not always the safest or even effective.

Orthodontics is an important practice that should only be performed by those dentists with specialized training. Not every dentist is qualified to perform orthodontic services, so why would you try to manage your own orthodontic care at home?

The task of straightening teeth and bringing better alignment to your bite should only be managed by your dentist. Failing to involve your dentist could lead to real trouble and more costly dental bills down the road.

Unfortunately, one of the newest trends in dental care is do-it-yourself orthodontics.

Kits available on the market now allow customers to use putty to take impressions of their crooked teeth at home and then mail them off to a lab to create a set of aligner trays for them. These products are meant to work like Invisalign clear aligner trays – but cut out the oversight and safety of an orthodontist.

If you are ready to invest in the future of your smile, and do so in a responsible and healthy way – contact our office to learn more about braces or Invisalign clear aligner trays.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Quick, painless and courteous professional service. The ladies are fantastic.
Robert M.
The office is very clean, everyone was friendly and very helpful from check in to check out. Dental procedures are sometimes frightening and the […]
Ashley W.
Great service, quick and 'easy' fix for my urgent need.
Anonymous
I have only had my initial visit, but if the rest of my visits are anything like the first one, this will be the first dentist office I have truly […]
Connie B.
Patient with my never-ending questions. Kept me comfortable during a gum surgery. Gave me options as to how to proceed.
Brigid S.
The procedure went very smoothly with no pain at all!
Maxine H.
Most friendly staff, and felt comfortable from the moment I arrived until the procedure was over. They got me in the same day I called. Very […]
Jesse M.
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
Terrell C.
This office works well as a team. The receptionists, office staff, and dental team are great.
Joseph D.
Excellent customer service and professionalism. Worked with me when I was in awful pain to try and find a solution. They were patient and you could […]
Christopher S.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (301) 238-7083
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