The next generation of Orthodontic Braces have arrived. Well not quite yet. But I'm sure after reading this article some inventive Dentist or Orthodontist will see the potential market for using dental braces as another way to advertise. Imagine being able to use your dental braces to advertise your name or the name of your favorite sports team. What if each dental bracket could have a letter or symbol emblazoned on it to spell out a name. Sort of like a tattoo for your braces.
Imagine the possibilities. For example if your name is Joan you would have each bracket emblazoned with a letter to form the word JOAN. Starting on the top teeth you put "J" on one bracket, "O" on second bracket, "A" on third bracket, and "N" on the fourth bracket. When you smile it spells out the word JOAN.
There are a number of possibilities to promote yourself or your favorite club or school. It even opens up the possibility for a company to pay a patient to use their smile as a form of advertising by having their company or product advertised on your braces. You could become a walking, talking Billboard for the product or service.
A word of caution: If you never smile or always seem angry at the world, this might not be the job for you. In order for people to see your snappy new mouth monogram you need to smile and wear it proudly.
Dentists and Orthodontists could entertain reducing the cost of the braces to each patient who agrees to have the name of their dental practice inscribed on the braces for a given period of time.
I'm not sure the idea of smile advertising is even practical. There could be a number of reasons that would prevent the practice of placing anything on a dental bracket. That's a question to ask your Dental Provider.