In the video, he explains that he had braces as a kid for about four-and-a-half years. When he finally went to the orthodontist to get them taken off, though, his mom refused to let the doctor throw them away.
“When we were done, [the doctor] like picked up the tray and starts to walk away and my mom stops her and goes, ‘Uh, no.’ … She goes, ‘Austin, we paid $6,000 for those braces, I’m not letting her throw them away.'”
Later that year, Austin’s mom put the braces to good use: With a little glue and a lot of creativity, she turned the dental accessory into a Christmas ornament.
Many people were inspired by Austin’s mom creativity.
“My daughter is getting hers off in a month. So doing this!” one person said.
“I have NEVER seen this before but I am here for it!” another user added. “Definitely doing this with my son if/when he gets braces.”
“I have my old braces from like 10 years ago still in tact I will be making an ornament soon thank you,” a third user commented.
Others just couldn’t believe that his mom had made a Christmas decoration out of the dental device.
“I literally gasped when you showed the ornament,” one person said.
“Legit laughed out loud,” another user added. “Your mom is mom goals.”
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