I don’t understand why braces have to be jagged and sharp

I do not understand why braces have to be jagged with sharp edges.

What if you applied the same principle of design used on braces to other medical appliances. Like, for example. What if jock straps had jagged, sharp edges. What if neck braces had jagged, sharp edges. What if eye glasses had jagged, sharp edges. What if contact lenses had jagged, sharp edges.

I want to find the engineer who designs braces and ask him. Why do you design braces this way. What school did you go to, so that I can warn parents not to send their kids there.

Why would you design an oral appliance so that when it’s in place, and a human is doing the things that humans normally do, it cuts into the nearby skin.

How is it that someone has not figured out that you can double fold metal to create a smooth edge and implement that in braces.

Why is there no better way to deal with the problem than by applying beeswax to the jagged edges. Why isn’t there some kind of form-fitting cover that can be applied.

The world is full of things I don’t understand. Today this one is particularly frustrating.

3 replies on “I don’t understand why braces have to be jagged and sharp”

  1. I asked a doctor about it years ago. He claimed that the brackets have to be the way they are because it is the only way to fit the wires. Invisiligns are different.

    1. Yes but you’d think they’d come up with some kind of coating you could apply after the wires are on. Or maybe a way to fold the parts of the metal that you don’t need to attach wires to.

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