Brits Are Melting Down Braces and Turning Them Into Jewelry

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Orthodontists typically discard gold braces after removing them, but patients are starting to ask to keep them. With rising gold prices, they can sell them for about $160. One orthodontist in London said some patients melt them down and turn them into jewelry. Who admits that? You'd think asking for the braces to go in a doggie bag would be embarrassing and awkward enough. [StyleList]