How to Make Fake Braces for Halloween

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Braces can be an important part of a costume or worn as a joke. Real braces are costly and hard to put on and take off. Fake braces can be made quickly and are easy to put on and take off. From a distance, fake braces look like real braces, without the pain or expense of visiting an orthodontist.

Things You'll Need

  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Silver craft wire
  • Aluminum foil or silver duct tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Super glue

Making fake braces

Step 1

Cut a piece of craft wire long enough to go around the front of your teeth add an extra inch on each side.

Step 2

Make eight small square-shaped boxes (approximately 1/4 inch across) with aluminum foil. These will be the brackets for the braces.

Step 3

Glue brackets to the wire with super glue. Space the brackets according to teeth placement. Each of the eight teeth in front should have a bracket.

Step 4

Make sure glue is dry.

Step 5

Sand the ends of the wire or curl ends under to keep them from cutting your gums or inner lip.

Step 6

Place the braces on the teeth, centering the brackets on each tooth. Wrap the ends of the wire around back teeth to secure braces. Repeat the steps for an additional set of braces.

Step 7

Braces can be made with duct tape instead of aluminum foil. Cut a piece of craft wire long enough to go around the front of your teeth, adding an extra inch on each side.

Step 8

Cut eight strips of duct tape 1/4 inch wide and 1-1/2 inches long.

Step 9

Wrap duct tape around the wire where the wire will be centered over your teeth. Duct tape should be wrapped until it is approximately 1/4 inch thick. Cut remaining duct tape.

Step 10

Space duct tape wraps according to how your teeth are placed. Each of the eight teeth in front should have a bracket.

Step 11

Sand the ends of the wire to prevent cutting or curl ends under.

Step 12

Place the braces on the teeth, centering the brackets on each tooth. Wrap the ends of the wire around back teeth to secure braces. Repeat the steps to make another set.

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Tips & Warnings

  • If the braces do not stay on, chewing gum can be used as an adhesive.
  • Add colors by wrapping a colored twist tie around the brackets or using small colored rubber bands.
  • The wire may be sharp; be careful when it is in your mouth.
  • The brackets could fall off, creating a choking hazard. If the braces fall apart, take them off.
  • Never sleep or eat when wearing fake braces.
  • Fake braces are meant for entertainment only.
  • Do not glue braces to teeth.
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