By Kelsi Matylewicz/Benco Dental Social Media Intern

Ortho brackets are not just for earrings anymore.

BracketEars, LLC, a company that creates orthodontically-themed jewelry with a mission of giving back, began with earrings and bracelets, but now offers a new line of accessories with men in mind, including cuff links, tie clasps and studs.

Launched in 2012, Bracket Ears, LLC is the brainchild of the Crafton kids, Gigi, McKenzie and Christopher, the children of two dentists in Maryland (Drs. Casey and Lisa Crafton) who treat many patients with autism. Its mission: to give back.

IE17.openbites.MyCharity.BracketEars.FINAL.OK.rev2True to that mission, with the sale of every piece of jewelry, Bracket Ears donate a percentage to  support autism and other worthy causes.  Bracket Ears has broadened its mission to include any worthy cause that would like to partner to raise funds and awareness.  To date,  Bracket Ears  jewelry has been used to support such non profits as Autism Speaks, Bike to the Beach, Howard County Autism Society,  Susan B. Komen, War Dogs, Heart Association.

Read the full story of the Crafton family, who was recently featured in Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine: