Thursday, February 14, 2008

Braces of Kissing Teens Locked Together

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/health/chi-0214bracesfeb14,1,221001.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

Chicago Tribune
14 February 2008

How teens wearing braces got caught kissing

By Louis R. Carlozo TRIBUNE REPORTER

As a longtime orthodontist in Vernon Hills, Dr. Lee Graber has seen all manner of dental disasters. But nothing compares to the dental emergency he fielded back in 1977 -- apparently the only known case of braces interlocking during a kiss. [...]

http://books.google.com/books?id=ouwDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA1&pg=PA39#v=onepage&q=&f=true

Weekly World News, 16 July 1996, p. 39

Teens' braces lock during kiss

CHICAGO -- A pair of unidentified teenagers were rescued from a popular lovers' lane and taken to an all-night dentist after their braces became entangled while they were smooching.

Authorities say the embarrassed couple, who were discovered by another pair of sweethearts, had spent from three to four hours attached face to face by the wire on their teeth.