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How can I straighten my teeth with dental floss?

I'm 22, and I heard from a friend that I can straighten my teeth using just dental floss. Is this really true?

4 Answers

No, you can not straighten teeth with dental floss. In order to correct crowding or spacing of teeth, a patient will need to see a general dentist or orthodontist for treatment via clear aligners or braces.
No absolutely not
Moving teeth requires a sustained force held in place for at least a week. I cannot imagine floss doing that. Also, teeth are not just there for cosmetics. They provide valuable functions. Moving them takes a professionally trained dentist otherwise serious problems could develop. Those do-it-yourself at-home orthodontic methods come with enormous hidden risks. I suggest you visit an orthodontist.