Orthodontist warns against TikTok trend

By Erik L. Ridley, DrBicuspid.com contributing writer

January 18, 2023 -- A popular orthodontist on TikTok is cautioning patients not to use a spoon to remove their braces.

In a recent video, Dr. Grant Collins (@thebracesguy) cautioned that removing braces using this method would leave glue remaining on the teeth, which would need to be removed by a dental drill. What's more, teeth would begin to shift without the use of a retainer, forcing the patient to have to restart treatment again with braces, according to Collins.

@thebracesguy

Taking braces off with a SPOON!?!?! 😳

♬ original sound - The Braces Guy

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