Are Braces Superficial?

Many people think that getting braces is a completely superficial thing to do and tend to belittle the braces themselves by saying they’re “just for cosmetic reasons.” As someone who has had the joy of having had them, I have to say that this is kinda sorta maybe definitely inaccurate. To show you why, I’ll share my perspective and why saying “just for cosmetic purposes” trivializes everything going on when a person chooses to get braces. (more…)