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Fake braces trend takes off in Asia

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This is an interesting trend.

In many Asian countries, braces are a huge fashion statement for many teenagers.

So much so, that many wear “fake” braces—which can cost up to $100 on the braces black market, according to Vice Magazine.

There are even YouTube tutorials with step-by-step instructions on how to wear fake braces, and various blogs that sell and promote the look.

However, these faux braces are also dangerous, as many sets have been found to have traces of lead.

The Thai government banned the fashion braces after the deaths of two teens were blamed on the braces.

Source: Vice Magazine