I wore braces on my teeth for 4 years when I was a youngster (under 30)! For Christmas my mom bought me a book of poems by Shel Silverstein. My favorite poem in the book, still to this day, is as follows:
“The walrus got braces, and now his face is a tangle of wires and steel. He’ll sit and he’ll wait, ’til his tusks are both straight, but meanwhile, they’re ruining his meal.”
There is a picture of a walrus with brackets, wire and steel on the page. The walrus looks as miserable as I felt on days when I went to the dentist and he would tighten my braces.
I was thinking of this poem today. It made me laugh.