Never quite applied to me in my childhood though it probably should have. I was one of the many in my family blessed with the "Puryear Gap" in my teeth but I never really let it bother me. By the time I started college I recall my dad calling me to tell me that he, my middle sister and my baby brother were getting braces and he asked if I wanted to get braces as well... ABSOLUTELY NOT! I had just moved away, started school, got a full time job...the last thing I wanted was braces. After all the gap in my teeth was not that bad. I figured I'd get braces sooner or later. Take a look at this:
And this is a wax up of my teeth!
This is what my teeth are supposed to look like with braces on the front 4. Could I have gotten a mouthful of braces? Yeah if I wanted to spend a ton more money! However, this was an option that the ortho thought would get me close to the results that I want and with a cost that works with me and Chris's budget! And that will work for me until I'm ready for a full mouth of metal. Not to mention, this is supposed to only take about 4 months...no more than 6! Here is a side by side comparison:
A definite difference! Here is a snazzy t-shirt that I received from them: