Recently, there is a trend of purchasing fake braces online, it may be harmful for people wearing them. In the Philippines, having braces is considered a symbol of wealth and stylish unlike in the US where wearing them makes you not cool.
So all the teens want to wear these things and having a dentist put then on costs a lot, so they go for another option, the fake braces from the internet.
The problem with these braces are non-orthodontic, being sold in the saloons and open-air markets. The non-medical braces that have become increasingly popular in Asia especially in the Philippines.
You are probably hurting yourself as you are not trained to be putting these things on yourself. That is why the Philippine Dental Association officially released a notice to the public regarding the do-it-yourself braces.
Some fashion braces blogs and marketers on facebook still continue encourage and sell these dangerous dental products. Be aware.
(Photo from manubaydental.com)