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16 Things People With Gap Teeth Can Relate To

"It's not your fault you're so gap-toothed."

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1. Finding out through the internet that gap teeth have a scientific name.

Diastema sounds like Frank Ocean's newest single.
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Diastema sounds like Frank Ocean's newest single.

2. Going above and beyond a typical dental hygiene routine to distract others from your gap.

Tooth Fairy shook, dentists everywhere shook, Chip Skylark shook.
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Tooth Fairy shook, dentists everywhere shook, Chip Skylark shook.

3. Constantly getting shit stuck in your gap.

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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.”

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Whoa, I didn't know you went to school for dentistry. Please tell me more, friend.

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5. Entertaining yourself by shooting water out of your gap.

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You had waaaaay too much fun doing this.

6. Or rubbing your tongue against it.

If you were lucky, you could even whistle through them.
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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."

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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.

If you were going to have a gap, it was going to be a baby gap.
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If you were going to have a gap, it was going to be a baby gap.

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9. Finding out the hidden meanings of what it meant to have gap teeth.

It also gave you luck, so you thought the one good about having a gap would be a healthy love life.
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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.

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"Your gap makes your teeth look like piano keys." Dull, always-the-same, unoriginal.

11. Wishing you had braces. Like a lot.

You wanted to endure the pain for ~perfect~ teeth.
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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”…

"Keep your mushy one-liners for Hallmark, you cheapskate parents." - your angsty teenage self, probably.
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"Keep your mushy one-liners for Hallmark, you cheapskate parents." - your angsty teenage self, probably.

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…which you def didn't believe at first.

^^^You ready to accept death over teeth.
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^^^You ready to accept death over teeth.

13. But then you thought about all of the legends in life with gap teeth.

Hmmmmmm
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Hmmmmmm

14. Like Michael Strahan!

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Look at that cute smile!

And Uzo Aduba...

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Emmy winner and gap-toothed queen.

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...Elijah Wood...

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A hottie with a gap? Sign me up.

...and don't forgot the queen of voguing, Madonna!

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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...

Hmmmmmm, round 2.
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Hmmmmmm, round 2.

"...maybe having gap teeth isn't so bad!"

It does make you stand out in a sea of bland straightness.
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It does make you stand out in a sea of bland straightness.

16. Now you've got tons of confidence!

You: inventor of high self-esteem.
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You: inventor of high self-esteem.