Detroit woman illegally sells braces for $150 on Facebook: 5 things to know


A Detroit woman is being investigator for illegally selling and performing dental procedures without a license, according to Click on Detroit.

Here are five things to know:

1. On Facebook, LaToya Michaels, who was promoting herself as Ms. Johnson, advertised and sold braces and whitening services.

2. Ms. Michaels charged $150 to places braces on the top row of a patient's teeth, she charged the same to have braces placed on the bottom row of teeth.

3. Patients were charged $50 for braces to be tightened, $10 to $20 to fix braces and $65 for teeth whitening.

4. When Click on Detroit's Help Me Hank went undercover, Ms. Michaels offered to perform the dental procedures at the patient's home rather than her own.

5. A search in the State Licensing Department did not turn up a licensed dentist or orthodontist using the name Latoya Michaels. The department and Michigan Dental Association have been contacted to open up an investigation.

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