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California Association of Orthodontists in the news

March 2017

ABC10 San Diego brings the dangers of DIY braces to light

The dangerous trend of patients attempting to straighten their own teeth is rising, so ABC10 San Diego spoke to CAO member Dr. Melanie Wang to educate the public about the consequences of this worrying fad — Watch


KRCR Eureka reports on nightmare of dangerous new fad

CAO member Dr. Howard Hunt spoke to KRCR in Eureka about patients he has seen attempting to straighten their own teeth with everything from rubber bands to paper clips. Find out more in the news segment — Watch


ABC7 San Francisco warns against attempting DIY teeth straightening

Members of the AAO speak to ABC7 about the rising trend of DIY teeth straightening, highlighting the consequences of patients attempting these methods at home — Watch