The 14 worst things about having braces

The brace years were not easy years. Thankfully, you’ve come out the other side, unscathed and with super straight teeth – yay! Looking back, here are some of the hardest things about having braces that you had to deal with:

1. The apprehension that nobody would want to kiss you
This was definitely the worst part  of braces. Kissing. Having braces was like having a warning sign on your face that you probably weren’t going to be that much fun to kiss.

80202-zooey-deschanel-crying-sad-gif-th6E2.  The first visit to the orthodontist
An orthodontist is not like a dentist. He invaded your mouth and waged war on your gappy teeth.

giphy-33. The retainer
If you had really shitty teeth/bone structure your first stop in the process is always a retainer. Having to remove the damn thing at every meal time is the worst…

giphy-74. The first time you get train tracks
The first day after getting braces was always the worst. Your lips were all cut and bruised from the  metal scraping your mouth at every opportunity, proving that beauty does equal pain.

giphy-45. Getting food stuck in your braces on a daily basis
Every.Single. Day.

giphy-66. And having people point it out to you in public
“You have some green sh** in your teeth”- Oh the embarrassment.

giphy-57. Elastics
Whoever invented these was seriously having a laugh. Removing them to eat was so annoying and any time you laughed too hard they would snap. Also, every time you opened your mouth everyone could see them: “What are those things in your mouth??”

page14-2-elastics218.  Tightening days
These were the worst appointments you had to deal with. The apprehension of knowing you had to get the damn things tightened was the worst.

giphy-89. Trying to drink soup while everyone else was eating something chewable
This always came in the day after you had to get them tightened.

giphy-910.  Having people sing the brace face theme song at you
“Braceface, teenage, boyfriends don’t want to talk about it, it will work out in the end.”

260px-Braceface_title_card11. Trying to smile with your mouth closed…and failing
No way to hide them..

giphy-212. Laughing with a big metal grin
Goofy doesn’t even cover it.

giphy13. Feeling better about yourself when you realised Beyoncé had them too
She really did!

beyonce_braces14.  Finally getting them off and realising that it was all worth it
One word. Transformation.


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