Dangerous new trend on the rise: Do-it-yourself ortho

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)--Of all the things you can do yourself, Orthodontists say straightening your teeth, should not be one of them.

Do-it-yourself ortho has been on the rise, and Dr. Jim Klarsch is here to explain why that can be a damaging idea.

Although there have been hundreds of YouTube videos and tutorials encouraging the use of orthodontic rubber bands, this non-professional practice can cause issues such as tooth loss, costing you thousands of dollars to get it fixed--if the damage is even repairable at all.

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