1. Finding out through the internet that gap teeth have a scientific name. Bojan89 / Getty Images Diastema sounds like Frank Ocean's newest single. 2. Going above and beyond a typical dental hygiene routine to distract others from your gap. Silviajansen / Getty Images Tooth Fairy shook, dentists everywhere shook, Chip Skylark shook. 3. Constantly getting shit stuck in your gap. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NFL / Via GIPHY If you didn't have floss, you had to do the back-and-forth tongue shimmy to get it out. 4. “You must have sucked your thumb a lot.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF OWN / Via GIPHY Whoa, I didn't know you went to school for dentistry. Please tell me more, friend. 5. Entertaining yourself by shooting water out of your gap. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. Pictures / Via GIPHY You had waaaaay too much fun doing this. 6. Or rubbing your tongue against it. 1001slide / Getty Images If you were lucky, you could even whistle through them. 7. Listening to that T*ylor Sw*ft song where she says “I love the gap between your teeth." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Global / Via GIPHY Even if you think she's a snake, you bopped to that line and that line ONLY. 8. Measuring to see if your gap grew. Rapideye / Getty Images If you were going to have a gap, it was going to be a baby gap. 9. Finding out the hidden meanings of what it meant to have gap teeth. Tinder It also gave you luck, so you thought the one good about having a gap would be a healthy love life. 10. Listening to all of the dumb jokes your friends told about your gap. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF FOX / Via GIPHY "Your gap makes your teeth look like piano keys." Dull, always-the-same, unoriginal. 11. Wishing you had braces. Like a lot. Hoozone / Getty Images You wanted to endure the pain for ~perfect~ teeth. 12. Being told by your parents that you don't need braces because your gap teeth gave you “character”… Shironosov / Getty Images "Keep your mushy one-liners for Hallmark, you cheapskate parents." - your angsty teenage self, probably. …which you def didn't believe at first. Shironosov / Getty Images ^^^You ready to accept death over teeth. 13. But then you thought about all of the legends in life with gap teeth. Shironosov / Getty Images Hmmmmmm 14. Like Michael Strahan! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF CBS / Via GIPHY Look at that cute smile! And Uzo Aduba... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via GIPHY Emmy winner and gap-toothed queen. ...Elijah Wood... Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via GIPHY A hottie with a gap? Sign me up. ...and don't forgot the queen of voguing, Madonna! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via GIPHY If you need me to tell you why Madonna's a legend (gap and all), then there's no hope for the human race. 15. And then you start thinking... Shironosov / Getty Images Hmmmmmm, round 2. "...maybe having gap teeth isn't so bad!" Shironosov / Getty Images It does make you stand out in a sea of bland straightness. 16. Now you've got tons of confidence! Shironosov / Getty Images You: inventor of high self-esteem.