Brits Are Melting Down Braces and Turning Them Into Jewelry


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]