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Smile

Recently, my braces were removed. It’s kind of a big deal for me, finally at age 25 I have a smile I can be truly confident about. I’ve always been self conscious about my smile. I unfortunately inherited my dad’s gap and my mom’s crooked teeth. This combination led to a childhood filled with extreme self-awareness. I don’t think six year olds are supposed to be acutely aware of their flaws. Many of my school photos show a tight lipped smile that carefully conceals my wonky teeth. I dealt with a group of boys teasing me in sixth grade. “Gap…

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