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For Everyone Who Still Has A Permanent Retainer Chilling In Their Mouth

Am I gonna die with this on... or?

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The time was the early to middle '00s. Braces were everywhere, kissing was dangerous, and corn on the cob was facing dark times ahead.

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Most of us suffered through some sort of dental torture knowing that someday, we would come out on the other side braces- and retainer-free.

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But when we finally got to that moment...our orthodontists decided to throw us a major curveball and stuck a metal bar in our mouth and called it a "permanent retainer."

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Ummm, what the hell? This isn't exactly what we signed up for.

@flirtationship / Via Twitter: @FIirtationship

Look, we get it. Perfect teeth don't just stay perfect. But what the hell is this bar in our mouth doing????

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Why do you insist on putting some sort of random metal bar in our mouth when we've already suffered through braces?!

@BrittanyRich1 / Via Twitter: @BrittanyRich1

And what exactly is the timeline for this metal bar in our mouth???

@tacoburrrito / Via Twitter: @tacoburrrito

Are we going to keep this on into our forties???

@hr_m15 // 20th Century Fox / Via Twitter: @hr_m15

Is it going to be in our body when we die or until it breaks off after eating a caramel apple and we swallow it AND THEN die???

@godspeeing / Via Twitter: @godspeeing

So hey, orthodontists, what the hell are we doing with this thing in our mouth?

@dr_cickiewicz / Via instagram.com

It's time for answers.

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