Call for YouTube to ban 'DIY braces' videos
YouTube should ban videos demonstrating DIY braces.
That's according to the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) that is recommending the introduction of more robust editorial control by the video-sharing platform of any footage demonstrating and promoting so-called 'DIY braces'.
Joe Noar, BOS Director of Clinical Governance, says that videos which encourage young people to try a DIY approach to teeth-straightening should be taken down from the platform as soon as possible.
He said: 'Orthodontics requires great skill and understanding and attempts to straighten teeth without the supervision of a suitably qualified dental practitioner could lead to future problems with the bite and damage to the teeth.'
Mr Noar highlighted the position statement already published by the BOS –
https://www.bos.org.uk/News-and-Events/BOS-Stateme... – warning of the risks of DIY braces.
He said that the BOS supports the call already made by the British Dental Association for DIY brace videos to be removed.
Author: Julie Bissett