Things You'll Need
Silver craft wire
Aluminum foil or silver duct tape
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. A fake braces costume can be made quickly, and unlike real braces, it's super-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.
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Making Fake Wire Braces
Cut the Wire for Your Fake Braces Costume
Cut a piece of craft wire long enough to go around the front of your teeth add an extra inch on each side.
Make Aluminum Foil Brackets for the Braces
Make eight small square-shaped boxes (approximately 1/4 inch across) with aluminum foil. These will be the brackets for the braces.
Super Glue the Brackets to the Wire
Glue brackets to the wire with super glue. Space the brackets according to the nature placement of your teeth. Each of the eight teeth in the front of your mouth should have its own bracket.
Allow the Super Glue to Dry Well
Make sure glue on your fake braces costume is completely dry before proceeding.
Sand or Curl the Wire Ends
Sand the ends of the wire or curl ends under to keep them from cutting your gums or inner lip.
Position the Fake Braces in Your Mouth
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 to finish your fake braces costume.
Making Fake Duct Tape Braces
Measure and Cut the Wire
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.
Cut Strips of Duct Tape
Cut eight strips of duct tape 1/4 inch wide and 1-1/2 inches long.
Wrap the Wire
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.
Space the Wraps
Space duct tape wraps according to how your teeth are placed. Each of the eight teeth in front should have a bracket.
Sand the Wire Ends
Sand the ends of the wire to prevent cutting or curl ends under.
Install the Fake Braces
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.
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.