For some (ahem, me) braces were a horrible, but necessary, rite of passage to attain my (now) dazzling set of teeth. <insert gleaming smile here> However, it's time to take the power back with Bracedlets ($5, pictured) -- jewelry made entirely out of the orthodontic materials that used to be glued to your teeth. Created by two New York City orthodontists and a jewelry designer, these bracelets come in bright, fun colors that erase the memories of sore teeth and gum stuck in your brackets.
Seriously, these are going to make me take a second look at my dentist's materials during my next check up. I think floss has creative potential.