Mail Order Aligners Can Damage Teeth, Says RSDM Orthodontist

Dr. David Briss, a faculty member in the Department of Orthodontics, cautions against mail order dental aligners that can damage teeth in this piece. Dr. Briss is also a provider with RSDM's faculty practice, Rutgers Health University Dental Associates. Here is an excerpt.

There is no substitute for in-person visits with an experienced specialist. Corrective methods that focus only on straight teeth without considering bone structure, jaw alignment, and the condition of teeth and gums, can often make existing problems worse or even result in tooth loss, according to Dr. Briss. “I’ve had more than one patient come to me with issues,” he said. “One patient had been trying these types of aligners for more than a year when she realized she could only bite on one of his back teeth.”