I had no idea there was a DIY trend where kids are attempting to straighten their own teeth at home with things like rubber bands and paper clips. WTF!

According to WNEM, other straitening methods and materials used include dental floss, fishing line, biting on pencils, creating fake retainers, and pushing teeth with fingers.You would think a parent would notice their child with rubber bands wrapped around their two front teeth.

My kid will need braces in the next couple years and always talks about how he wants them to help close the gaps in his mouth. I never thought I'd have to sit down to discuss the dangers of trying to do it himself.

Once again, we have social media (and dumb kids) to thank for this stupid trend.

Source WNEM