When I first got my braces I was really embarrassed to smile with them. I would close my lips over them and smile. I finally got to the point where I didn’t care what other people thought. I am investing money in myself to get my teeth straightened. If someone doesn’t like that, then I really don’t care.
Most of the attitudes I get are very positive. Kids are very curious what are on my teeth. Tweens can commiserate with me. Most adults who didn’t get braces are curious and want them themselves and those adults who did have braces like to tell me horror stories. If anything, they make me look younger.
So now I always smile with my teeth. I always smiled that way before and I’m not going to hide my nice smile because of the braces on my teeth.
Photo taken 5/23