Monday, July 14, 2008

Great Teeth Look Awful

A recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics shows that the most effective braces are the worst looking. I guess it's kind of the same way that the worse a medicine tastes, the more effective it is. Smaller, less-visible braces aren't as effective as the bulky metallic orthodontia that make you want to wear a paper bag over your head. Too bad.

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