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!
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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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.