I remember the first day that anyone who just got braces came into school. They almost always tried to hide it because the mockery could be brutal. Maybe a better strategy would have been to own it like the girl in this ad for “The Grins are In” t-Shirt? I mean they mocking would have still happened, and they probably would have been more intense than ever, but at least you could say you face the schoolyard “firing squad” without fear.
Did any of you have this shirt? Did you have braces? Was your school similar to mine?