Are Braced-Lets the New Silly Bandz?

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Made out of those colored rubber braces bands that, when affixed to one's teeth, trap bits of sandwich that no amount of dutiful brushing can remove, Braced-Lets are the brainchild of jewelry designer Lulu Frost and her orthodontist sister, Jennifer. T thinks they're this summer's Silly Bandz, but we're not quite so sure: For one thing, you probably won't use them to pick up dudes in bars, because at $4.99 apiece you may as well just send over a shot. [T Magazine Blogs/NYT]