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Would You Wear Braces as a Fashion Statement?

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These Hello Kitty braces may not actually be straightening anyone’s teeth. (Photo: We Heart It)

Like many other Gen Y-ers who grew up in America, I wore braces during middle school, and to this day I still have awkward pictures of myself flashing a mouthful of metal. In my opinion, that painful dental experience is best left to the annals of yearbook history, so I was shocked to learn that Asian teens from countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia are now choosing to wear fake braces as a fashion accessory. Say what?

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