We have text on the brain.
I was lucky -- I never had braces, but my brother did.
I had braces until my junior year of high school. I NEVER smiled with my mouth open! I hated them :( I wish invisalign had been invented back then! I would so do that now!
Yeah, well. I have braces now. I still smile. I can't help it. :-) The sucker have been on for been on almost 2 1/2 years. I've started threatening to make my orthodontist the villain in my next paranormal if he doesn't take them off by April.
I smiled. Not after lunch though.
I had them. I hated them. Mine had rubber bands and these fang things that poked down into my gums that could only be washed with a water pick. Thems were the days.
I didn't have braces--I had a retainer behind my lower teeth, so you couldn't see them.