Health·Posted on Mar 23, 201623 Things People With Perfect Teeth Will Never UnderstandPalate expanders were actually designed from medieval torture devices.by Caroline Kee BuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. The worst 45 seconds ever: Nickelodeon / Twitter: @SincerelyTumblr / Via Caroline Kee / BuzzFeed 2. Making the actual hardest decision of your life: Instagram: @rocco11510 / Via instagram.com 3. And then being stuck for two months with some impulsive holiday theme in your mouth: Instagram: @bracesandjaws / Via instagram.com 4. Waking up the day you have to get your braces tightened: WikiHow / Instagram: @kimonakimmy / Via instagram.com / 5. Then trying to eat the next week: Nickelodeon / Via Twitter: @crystalxrivera 6. Having to actually wear this to sleep every night: Twitter: @Dentagama 7. This evil device that your parents had to forcibly crank with a tiny key every week. Instagram: @strawburry_punk23 / Via instagram.com No seriously, fuck this thing. 8. Trying to find a purpose for this absolutely useless wax: Twitter: @jetbIackIarry 9. Putting on fresh rubber bands before they've stretched out: Twitter: @starryarii 10. And basically being able to "play guitar" with them when they were too tight: Instagram: @braces_obsession / Via instagram.com 11. Finding these little shits everywhere: Instagram: @aly.via / Via instagram.com 12. Getting to wear these super-fashionable shades: Instagram: @thehipsterfarm / Via instagram.com 13. And staring into this light for 500 hours: Instagram: @shirokoori / Via instagram.com 14. Or this glowing blue light of doom: Instagram: @sarkissiandds / Via instagram.com 15. Wearing this plastic tent in your mouth that made your lips chapped AF: Caroline Kee / Via BuzzFeed 16. Trying to stay still while sharp, dangerous tools were in your mouth: Twitter: @Tbrooksss__ 17. Somehow breaking and/or losing this immediately after the orthodontist made it for you: Instagram: @ortodonti.giraylar / Via instagram.com Don't forget the storm of rage from your mom during the car ride home after the orthodontist told you how much it costs to replace. 18. Cringing at every picture of you from age 11 to 14: Twitter: @commonwhitegiri 19. Really missing these: Instagram: @thecandyapplewagon / Via instagram.com 20. And these: Instagram: @samjameswalker / Via instagram.com 21. And this was just out of the question: Instagram: @lighttarifler / Via instagram.com Unless you wanted to be picking kernels out of the wires for 4 days. 22. Showing the entire world when you get your braces off: Instagram: @aquafresh2.0 / Via Twitter: @megancadena 23. And still needing this permanent retainer bullshit after all you went through: Instagram: @p_culnan / Via instagram.com We went through it all, fam. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Dreamworks SKG / Via giphy.com P.S. GO SAY THANK YOU RIGHT NOW to your parents if they picked up your orthodontics tab because that Medieval torture is also expensive AF.