Who among us hasn’t sucked in a mouthful of mask while talking to the cashier at the grocery store? Now imagine being a teacher and having to instruct a classroom full of kids while wearing one for hours at a time. It’s challenging to say the least, which is why one teacher took to Facebook to share her trick for making face masks more comfortable: mask brackets.
Mask brackets are three-dimensional silicone support frames that are worn underneath your mask and keep the fabric off of your face so it’s easier to breath and talk without your words becoming muffled.
They’re becoming increasingly popular on Amazon with most retailing for under $20 for packs of three, five or ten, and thousands of rave reviews saying that they, “keep masks from collapsing onto [their] nostrils and mouths” and “minimize fogging of glasses."
One mom says her 5-year-old loves the bracket because “she doesn't have to feel the wetness of the mask, which grosses her out.” (Tbh, same.)