American Association of Orthodontists Warns Against DIY Orthodontics

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William Fay, DDS, helps his patients achieve the straight, healthy smiles of their dreams as an orthodontist in the San Francisco, California, area. To further his skills and keep apprised of new developments in his field, William Fay, DDS, is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the world’s first and largest professional network of orthodontists. Its members are dedicated to advancing the profession as a whole and are constantly improving the state of orthodontic care for patients.

An American college student recently achieved some level of internet fame after showing off his DIY orthodontic solution. The young man 3-D printed his own series of clear aligners and gradually fixed his own teeth for very little cost.

Due to the popularity of his videos, the AAO has issued yet another warning to the public regarding the danger of playing around with orthodontics. Attempting to fix one’s own teeth, whether via 3D printed equipment, bent paperclips, or other amateur methods, comes with serious risks. These DIY methods can cause irreparable damage, often making it impossible for medical professionals to fix the problem later on.

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William Fay DDS.

Possessing dental offices in South San Francisco, American Canyon, and Mountain View, California, William Fay, DDS, serves as a leading figure in orthodontic care throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Fay draws on four decades of experience in the dental field. He continues to advance his knowledge of the field, staying up to date on the latest techniques and technologies. Most recently, Dr. William Fay has embraced the use of the In-Ovation-C system braces, which gently straightens teeth. As a result, treatment is generally quicker, requires fewer office visits, and allows patients to smile confidently, even during treatment. In order to ensure that every patient receives high-quality care, regardless of their financial status, William Fay, DDS, offers convenient payment plans with little or no interest. He gives patients the opportunity to express what kind of payments they can afford to make each month, then does his best to accommodate those needs. In extreme circumstances, Dr. Fay has even offered treatments at no cost to the patient. Passionate about helping those in need, he makes sure anyone who wants top quality orthodontic care is able to receive it. In addition to his professional endeavors, Dr. William Fay serves as Director of Pacific Advisors, a San Francisco-based real estate group. He oversees all operations at the firm, which focuses on commercial and industrial real estate throughout California. He has also been Vice President of the San Francisco Planning Commission, a team of seven consultants charged with planning community development in San Francisco. In this role, he worked directly with the Mayor and City Council on various community issues, including transportation, land use, and neighborhood planning.

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