13 Things You'll Only Know If You Grew Up With Braces

8 July 2016, 16:52 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

No one knows how to lie to a medical professional like you do.

If you've ever had the misfortune of wearing braces throughout your teenage life, then we feel you on another kind of level. We're a special bunch - one that is able unite through the pain and misery of having metal wires glued onto our teeth. Those who have never been through the experience will never truly understand our bond. And if you're currently rocking braces... unlucky, pal.

1) This was the toughest decision you've ever had to make in your entire life. 


2) Having your braces tightened felt like you just stepped into the ring with a professional heavyweight boxer.


3) The pain... we'll never forget the pain!


4) And the level of fear that the thought of the dreaded moulds instilled in your poor teenage heart.


5) Delete your account.


6) The levels of intimacy that having braces brought along with them were... surprising and all together unwanted.


7) Remember just now, about the pain of the moulds? I take that back... THIS was the worst.


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8) No one knows how to lie to a medical professional like you do.


9) When the dentist tells you can't eat something, you made damn sure you went out of your way to prove him WRONG.




11) Having braces meant you were privy to some of the most incredible live-saving hacks that people without braces would NEVER be able to use!


12) And the snap of the elastics would mentally prepare you for any future physical pain you would have to endure in your life.


13) But you know... no silver lining will distract from the fact that it was, and still is, THE WORST.


Whatever, we rocked it anyway.

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