At the reenactment we attended last weekend, there was a dance. When I went up at the end of the night to thank the caller for coming, I noticed that she was wearing braces. It's one of those modern things that many of us go through at some point in our lives (I know I did as a teen) and unless you're lucky enough to have the Invisalign kind, it's not something that can be taken off. And it certainly doesn't make any sense to tell your dentist that you can't wear braces because you're a reenactor and it's not authentic to the 1860s. So the rest of the weekend I was thinking in the back of my mind how someone who was trying to be very authentic might explain braces?