I got braces when I was 18.
Why didn't I get them at age 13 like a normal person, I hear you ask? Well, in primary school I thought braces plus glasses was equal to social suicide. And when I started high school I stopped worrying about my teeth... For the most part.
Two comments about my appearance stuck in my head. Don't you just love the brutally honest stage that kids go through? Upon seeing my teeth, a young girl said to me 'Wow, you really need braces.' Ouch. Then, I heard through the grapevine that my boyfriend's friend thought I needed to get my teeth fixed. Double ouch. It's funny how small criticisms from random people can stay with you.
Anyway, I decided to get braces so that I never had to worry about my teeth again. I was lucky enough to get the clear kind, so they weren't that noticeable. But I still cried upon looking at myself in the mirror for the first time. I'm a drama queen, I know.
Guess what?! I got my braces off the other day! Joy to the world, hallelujah, woohoo!
By the way, these photos are from my instagram account. My username is anniegxoxo if you would like to sneak a peek at my everyday life in pictures.
Love love love,