For most of my life I have had crooked teeth. I never got braces as a kid, and didn’t consider getting them until I was an adult. Part of the reason that I didn’t want to get them was because I was self conscious out my mouth. I already didn’t like that I had crooked teeth, but I thought having braces would make my mouth look worse, and that people would make fun of me. I later learned I could get Invisalign braces as alternative to traditional braces, and no one would be able to see them.
After getting a set of braces made for my teeth, I wore them everyday, and didn’t feel bad about wearing them. Although I could tell they were in my mouth, the fact that they weren’t as visually intrusive as metal braces were comforting to me. Whenever I smiled, I didn’t think about hiding my mouth or trying to do a half grin.
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