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17 Photos Everyone Who Grew Up With Braces Will Understand

*chokes to death on tray of pink goop*

1. The hardest decision of your life:

#GrowingUpWithBraces The hardest decision of your life

2. Getting your wires trimmed:

#growingupwithbraces how it feels when they don't cut the wire enough

3. The worst 45 seconds anyone could endure:

the worst 45 seconds of your life #GrowingUpWithBraces

4. This painful reality:

#GrowingUpWithBraces this literally didn't work at all

5. The endless questions:

"Do they hurt?" "When do you get them off" "Your teeth are already straight" #growingupwithbraces

6. Not being able to enjoy anything, basically:

7. Or eat things normally.

#growingupwithbraces not being able to eat this because the fear of your brackets break

8. People who claim to WANT braces:

#growingupwithbraces when people with perfect teeth say "I wish I had braces"

9. When the ortho made you wear THESE:

#GrowingUpWithBraces you don't know pain until you had these and everyone telling you that you look like a vampire

10. When you have to get them tightened:

#GrowingUpWithBraces when u get your braces tightened and slowly feel the pain

11. Going to school that first day:

" omg , do you have braces ? " " smile so I can see it " #GrowingUpWithBraces

12. The struggle:

#GrowingUpWithBraces still finding these in the house year after getting your braces off

13. Being convinced you didn't have teeth left after they pulled this out:

#GrowingUpWithBraces you'll know how disgusting this was

14. Lying to your ortho, because let's face it:

#GrowingUpWithBraces "have you been wearing your rubber bands?"

15. The rubber band struggle:

#growingupwithbraces having to take off your rubber bands in front of your friends and they look at you like

16. And of course, when you FINALLY got them removed:

#growingupwithbraces smiling at everyone and everything once you finally get them off like

17. But then reality hits: