Want to wear fake braces to fool your friends or to look geek chic for a party? Check out how to make fake braces that look real, in this CraftCue article.
Please remember that fake braces can be dangerous for kids as they can swallow the small parts by mistake. Be careful when wearing fake braces; always remove them when eating or drinking.
Whether you want to look geek chic for a party or need braces for a play, wearing fake braces is an excellent idea. But, why buy expensive braces when you can easily make them at home?
Yes, making fake braces at home is very simple and does not require much time either. Also, ready-made fake braces may contain lead or other toxic substances, so it is always better to make them yourself. We, at Buzzle, have two DIY methods to make fake braces that look real―(i) using paper clips; and (ii) craft wire.
Things you will need
- Paper clips
- Earring backs
- Rubber band
Using Paper Clips
Take a clean paper clip and straighten it. Then slightly curve the ends to form a very wide “U” shape.
By placing this clip on your teeth, make markings according to the placement of your teeth. All the visible teeth should be marked.
Now put the beads on the marked spots in the clip. Stick them using non-toxic glue.
Use pliers to bend the ends, as shown in the figure. The end should be bent at a right angle.
Stick orthodontic wax to the ends. If orthodontic wax is not available, you can use chewing gum.
Your fake braces are ready! Put them in your mouth and position them properly so that you feel comfortable.
Using Craft Wire
Take a craft wire, and bend it to form a “U” shape. Using pliers, bend the ends to form hooks.
Now attach a rubber band between the hooks.
Stick colorful beads or earring backs on the wire according to the position of your teeth.
Stick orthodontic wax at the ends, and your fake braces are ready to flaunt!
Points to remember
- Always use non-toxic glue.
- To prevent poking, twist the ends.
- If the ends feel sharp, use sandpaper to soften them.
- Make sure that all the materials you use are clean.
- These braces should not be used by children at any cost.
- Be extra careful about not swallowing any parts.
- Do not sleep with the fake braces.
You can wear these fake braces to lend authenticity to your nerd look this Halloween or at some costume party. Enjoy surprising your friends and family, and don’t forget to have a great time flaunting your new braces!