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    23 Things People With Perfect Teeth Will Never Understand

    Palate expanders were actually designed from medieval torture devices.

    1. The worst 45 seconds ever:

    2. Making the actual hardest decision of your life:

    3. And then being stuck for two months with some impulsive holiday theme in your mouth:

    4. Waking up the day you have to get your braces tightened:

    5. Then trying to eat the next week:

    6. Having to actually wear this to sleep every night:

    7. This evil device that your parents had to forcibly crank with a tiny key every week.

    8. Trying to find a purpose for this absolutely useless wax:

    9. Putting on fresh rubber bands before they've stretched out:

    10. And basically being able to "play guitar" with them when they were too tight:

    11. Finding these little shits everywhere:

    12. Getting to wear these super-fashionable shades:

    13. And staring into this light for 500 hours:

    14. Or this glowing blue light of doom:

    15. Wearing this plastic tent in your mouth that made your lips chapped AF:

    16. Trying to stay still while sharp, dangerous tools were in your mouth:

    17. Somehow breaking and/or losing this immediately after the orthodontist made it for you:

    18. Cringing at every picture of you from age 11 to 14:

    19. Really missing these:

    20. And these:

    21. And this was just out of the question:

    22. Showing the entire world when you get your braces off:

    23. And still needing this permanent retainer bullshit after all you went through:

    We went through it all, fam.