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Caitlin Ashworth

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Police arrested a woman for allegedly selling and fitting fashion dental retainers and braces. They seized equipment used for making dental casts and retainers found at her home in Ratchaburi and charged 27 year old Mukda Luanrod with illegally fitting fashion dental retainers.

The woman has allegedly been selling the retainers on a Facebook page under the name “Cherdchu Retainer” since November 2017, targeting mostly teenage students. Police say she sold the retainers for 900 baht for one and 1,790 baht for a pair. Sometimes she would offer retainers at 800 baht.

Police tracked Mukda and searched her home in the Domnoen Saduak district, finding 6 dental retainers, 13 dental casts, 89 bags of powder for dental casts, 400 boxes of retainers and other items related to the fashion dental retainers.

In Thailand, braces and retainers are a fashion trend and also seen as a symbol of wealth. Police have cracked down on people selling and producing the fake dental products. Some fake dental braces are found to be made with types of metal that can be harmful to someone’s health if worn for a long period of time.

Mukda’s dental retainers were unhygienic, substandard and posed a risk to customers’ health, according to Wattana Boon-on from the Dental Council of Thailand.

Police are investigating other online businesses that are allegedly selling and producing fashion dental products.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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4 Comments

4 Comments

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    Perceville Smithers

    Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    It this the same lady or a new lady who filled the void?

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    Me

    Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Why do you have a braces advert straight after it? Odd. Your video on YouTube says you recommend to see a professional then your advertising more shite

    • The Thaiger & The Nation

      The Thaiger & The Nation

      Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 10:58 am

      We have little control over the ads you see on either the website or YouTube. They are ‘programmatic’… we just provide the space for the platform owners to place their ads. Of course we get paid for those spaces (so we can eat). The ads you see are usually based on the content, key words, tags and, more importantly, your search history on Google. So whilst it seems inappropriate to have an ad for dentistry after the story, we have no control over it. We get lots of complaints for people complaining about PornHub (etc) ads on our website. Same thing… it relates to their search history.

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    Toby Andrews

    Friday, October 30, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Bit sordid for this site.
    You will lose credibility doing this sort of thing . . .
    What is wrong with you?

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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