Debrief Staff | Contributing Writer | Friday, 18 March 2016

Broke Student Makes His Own Braces From Scratch

Broke Student Makes His Own Braces From Scratch

The Debrief: The American student couldn't afford expensive orthopedic treatments, so took matters into his own hands.

US student Amos Dudley made his own retainer braces from scratch because he couldn't afford to pay for oral healthcare. As a digital design student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Amos had the intuitive to google the process and luckily had access to a 3D printer. He writes about how he went about it on his blog - which is a bit too technical for us - and just look at the difference!

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Amos wore the plastic braces constantly for 16 weeks - only removing them to eat. He writes on his blog: 'Most importantly, I feel like I can freely smile again. That's what's most important.' AWWWWW.

Clearly this guy has a lot of time on his hands but he's saved himself a fortune. And his teeth look great...so who's the real winner?! That said, obviously don't try this at home kids, always seek help of a qualified orthodontic professional, etc, etc. 

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Tags: Health, USA