We asked KidNews readers to send us their stories about dealing with braces and, boy, did they. Here are a couple of them:
"I was running my tongue over my braces, and it got stuck. I ran to the mirror and couldn't get it out! I was near tears, and right when I was saying, "Oh, man!" my tongue came out. I checked my braces in the mirror and saw a small portion of my tongue still there! No joke!!"
- Joyce P., 14
"Once I had cake for lunch (chocolate, the best kind!), and I ended up walking around school for the rest of the day with chocolate cake in my braces. To top it off, my crush was in my last-period class."
-Tina M., 14
Pub Date: 3/19/98