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    braces, a brace

    Hi,

    Which one is correct?

    "He is wearing braces or a brace".

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    Re: braces, a brace

    Both are possible. What kind of brace/braces are you talking about?

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    Re: braces, a brace

    To fasten teeth.

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    Re: braces, a brace

    My dentist, Phil Macavity, tells me that braces is more commonly used these days for the device to straighten teeth.

    We also use braces (AE suspenders) to hold up our trousers (AE pants) and socks/stockings.

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    Re: braces, a brace

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    To fasten straighten/align teeth.
    Either "brace" or "braces" is okay.

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    Re: braces, a brace

    For me, if someone had just one band of metal across their top teeth (this was the most common type when I was a kid), we said "She wears a brace" or "She's got a brace". Some kids had them on their top and bottom teeth. In that case, I'd have said "She wears braces [top and bottom]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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