There are sooooo many people on this planet that have gotten braces, and frankly there need to be A LOT more. True story… good dental health is one of the leading indicators of whether or not somebody will be successful later on in life. Your teeth being healthy AND straight is that important.

Still, when people get braces, it can be very uncomfortable… and it can also cause some hilariously awkward situations.

That’s why I love posts like these… because they really bring life all into focus and create an atmosphere where we can laugh at our shared experiences.

These 11 people share stories about what it’s like to have a whole mess of metal in your mouth.

Thank you Whisper!

1. Oh damn!

Those priorities are on point!

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2. Come on boyfriend! Do better!

That’s a BAD gift, and you’re a bad boyfriend.

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3. I bet eating is tough!

Italian food would be particularly slippery!

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4. HAHA… oh cr*p!

Keep that drool in your mouth, kid!

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5. Damn!

That dentists needs to keep those opinions on vibrate…

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6. Hazardous maneuver!

“Doing oral s*x” is one of the funniest phrases.

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7. OUCH!

You really nailed him!

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8. Haha… holy sh^t!

What was his response? That’s nuts!

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9. Just saving it for later…

Yum yum in the tum tum!

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10. Yeah, this is a big nuisance!

How much time does that take?

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11. What’s with these damn rubber bands!?!

They seem VERY dangerous.

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Alright all you brace faces and former shiny teeth, got a story like this?

Share that with us in the comments, yo!