AAO Warns Consumers: Teeth Straightening is No DIY

At Reddick Orthodontics, our goal is to help people achieve the beautiful smile that they deserve. Recently, the American Association of Orthodontists has shared news that there are several online sources claiming that people can straighten their own teeth at home. We warn you that those claims are completely false and can be extremely harmful to your health.

As your orthodontist in Melbourne, FL, we encourage you to be cautious of any do-it-yourself teeth straightening solutions. Dr. Chad Reddick is an orthodontist with years of specialized experience and education to aid him in properly caring for your teeth. Moving teeth on your own without any guidance from an orthodontist may result in a permanent loss of teeth and a lifetime of dental issues.

If you’re considering straighter teeth, look no further than your seasoned orthodontist in Melbourne, FL. Remember, if you have any questions regarding your orthodontic treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact our staff at Reddick Orthodontics.


We are now welcoming patients and parents into our waiting rooms.  There is no need to call us when you arrive.  We are, however, asking that everyone wear face coverings upon entering, regardless of vaccination status.  We continue to take precautions for prevention of spreading COVID-19.  We remain vigilant with our sterilization and disinfection protocols and we will continue taking additional precautionary measures as well.  We still ask that you reschedule your appointments if the patient has been symptomatic in the last ten days or has been recently exposed to someone known to be infected with COVID-19.

 We will continue utilizing only half of our operatories to maintain significant distance between patients.  We ask that all of our patients thoroughly brush their teeth prior to their appointments to limit the use of our toothbrushing area.  As always, we will continue to be committed to giving each of our patients the best possible experience!

Thank you for your understanding!

Dr. Reddick and the Reddick Orthodontics Team