Can you get fake braces just for looks/fashion?

If you stay current with pop culture and fashion trends, you’ve probably seen some form of “fake braces” lately. Artists like Coi Leray and Steve Lacy are sporting their fashion braces on stage, and Google searches for “fake braces” are spiking.

Is it a good idea to get in on this trend? Are there risks involved? We’ll help you make the right decision for your health and future.

(Find out which type of braces is the most aesthetic option on the market!)

The surprising dangers of fake braces for fashion

Fake braces may seem harmless, but the truth is, they can seriously damage your smile. Orthodontic treatment is not a DIY situation, and at-home braces or DIY orthodontics has proven to cause irreparable damage to people’s teeth and jaws.

Even though fashion braces may be considered “fake”, they’re still attached to your teeth and placing pressure on your teeth, which causes teeth to move. If there is no treatment plan guiding the tooth movement process, teeth are likely to move into problematic positions.

Fashion braces can create orthodontic problems that weren’t already present, or make present conditions more severe. In many cases, this movement is irreversible!

Learn from SmileDirectClub’s bankruptcy.

Similar to the companies selling fake braces, SmileDirectClub offered at-home clear aligner treatment. Without a qualified orthodontist creating these clear aligner treatment plans, and no doctor supervision or intervention, their clear aligners were causing irreparable damage to patients’ smiles.

SmileDirectClub filed for bankruptcy in September, 2023, after a multitude of legal battles related to:

  • A number of health risks that their patients were exposed to, particularly patients developing advanced gum disease and SmileDirectClub “doctors” misdiagnosing cases
  • Using NDAs to manipulate online reviews and prevent patients from reporting the damage this DIY treatment did to their smiles
  • Racking up over 1,762 consumer complaints through the BBB in just 3 years

Fake braces cost you more in the long run.

One reason people may risk damage to their smile by wearing fake braces is the misconception that fake braces are cheaper than real braces. As many SmileDirectClub patients have unfortunately experienced, DIY orthodontics can cost you a lot more money, time and energy in the long run.

If you damage your smile with fake braces and start experiencing the symptoms of an orthodontic problem (jaw pain, facial changes, speech impediment, sleep apnea, etc.), you will need to visit an orthodontist for real orthodontic treatment.

If you do serious damage to your smile with fake braces, you could require invasive treatment methods, like corrective jaw surgery, or an extensive treatment plan with appliances. We want to avoid this at all costs!

With Matsumoto Orthodontics & Periodontics in Porters Neck, real braces are fashionable.

Real braces are more fashionable than you may think. Braces can look cool while creating your new, beautifully-balanced smile.

With fake braces, you get the aesthetic of braces, while damaging your smile. With real braces, you get the aesthetic of braces, while improving your smile behind-the-scenes.

High-tech ceramic self-ligating braces are popular among our stylish, fashion-forward patients. Made with stainless steel wires and high-quality ceramic brackets that clip into place (instead of using bulky rubber bands that can catch food debris) self-ligating clear braces have an elevated, high-class look designed to prevent discoloration throughout treatment.

If you’re looking for fashionable braces, ceramic braces are an iconic solution.

Beautiful smiles never go out of style.

Fake braces may be the current trend, but beautiful smiles are timeless. They never go out of style.

With ceramic braces, you can ride the ‘fashion braces’ smile trend with the coolest, sleekest braces on the market, then enjoy your stunning new smile for the rest of your life – far after the fake braces trend ends.

Plus, we offer GLO professional teeth whitening in Porters Neck, with at-home treatment or in-office treatment once your braces are removed! Smile fashionably during treatment, then reveal a brilliant, white smile that can last a lifetime.

Flexible Financing for Fashion Braces
Braces are more affordable than you may think. At Matsumoto Orthodontics & Periodontics, we create custom financing plans on an individual basis. On your first visit, we’ll work out a plan that makes your new smile

We’ll work out a custom financing plan with 0%-interest in-house financing or LendingPoint financing to help you manage your remaining out-of-pocket cost.

Smile in style.

Dr. Matsumoto and our team are here to help you smile confidently, while we create your perfect smile. If you decide that you don’t want the look of braces during ortho treatment, we offer truly-invisible BRIUS® behind-the-teeth braces and virtually-invisible Invisalign® clear aligners.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. If you’re looking for a top orthodontist for adults, teens or kids at Porters Neck in Wilmington, NC, we would love to meet you.

Our Porters Neck orthodontist office is conveniently located near Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital and Cape Fear Seafood Company.

Request a complimentary consultation with a board-certified, highly-experienced orthodontist, guaranteed to create exceptional results.

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