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17 Times Braces Ruined Your Love Life

Which was basically every second of every day.

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1. When they made you invisible to anyone you fancied.

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Especially when all your friends had already had theirs removed, which left you feeling like the ugly duckling in the corner.

2. When you wanted to talk to your crush but your braces had just been tightened so you literally couldn't.

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Else you'd dribble, or spit, or just fail to say actual words.

3. When you couldn't eat on dates because you were scared you'd get food stuck in them.

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And have to spend the rest of the date worrying about how to get it out.

4. But it was even worse if you had a retainer and had to literally remove a piece of flesh coloured plastic from your mouth and place it on the lunch table in front of your crush.

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How appetising!

5. When you lived in fear of one of those rubber bands snapping and pinging across the table.

It would be pretty hard to fancy someone who spat elastic bands at you, right?
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It would be pretty hard to fancy someone who spat elastic bands at you, right?

6. When you wanted laugh at your crush's jokes but you were scared of your upper lip getting caught and bleeding.

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Which isn't really very sexy.

7. When you fancied someone else with braces, but knew you could never be together because your braces would stick together when you kissed.

8. When you couldn't concentrate on what you were saying because the rogue bit of wire scratching the inside of your cheek was causing you too much pain.

9. Meanwhile, you were quietly terrified you'd spit your protective wax at your crush.

10. When you ran into your crush after your mouth had just been numbed at the orthodontist and accidentally drooled all over your jumper.

11. When you couldn't wear anything nice on a date because nothing matched your multi-coloured bands.

Which seemed like such a good idea at the time.
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Which seemed like such a good idea at the time.

12. When you went on a cinema date but you couldn't buy popcorn.

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Unless you wanted to spend the next 6 hours picking it out of your teeth.

13. Or a fizzy drink.

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Unless you wanted your teeth to rot underneath the brackets.

14. When you wanted some chewing gum to freshen your breath before a date, but NOPE.

15. When you subtly tried to remove food from your teeth with your tongue while sustaining light-hearted conversation with your crush.

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Trying to sound cool + dislodging a pea from the metal in your mouth = hard work.

16. Or worse, when you had to excuse yourself to go brush your teeth.

Don't mind me, just popping off with my Colgate.
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Don't mind me, just popping off with my Colgate.

17. But, hey: At least you're gorgeous now.

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And EVERYONE wants to date you.