Hollywood smile, a grin from ear to ear, a row of pearly whites - a beautiful smile is what all of us would like to have. Showing your ivories, after all, is proven to reduce stress, create more positive emotions, and not to mention, charms everyone around you.

But what if you weren't born with the perfect set of chompers? Thankfully, these days the oral medicine is advanced enough to offer a solution not only to the physical problems the crooked teeth present but also by bringing back the confidence to smile as you please. Sure, getting braces on in not a very pleasurable experience and there is some measure of pain involved, but the resulting perfect teeth are more than an excellent reward.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of before-and-after comparison shots of these incredible transformations achieved through wearing orthodontic braces and in some cases even dental surgeries. So scroll down to check our list of ugly ducklings turned swans below!

#1

My Single Mother Couldn't Afford Braces For Me Growing Up. When I Got Insurance Though Work I Got Some Finally. Life Goal Complete

My Single Mother Couldn't Afford Braces For Me Growing Up. When I Got Insurance Though Work I Got Some Finally. Life Goal Complete

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Hans 2 years ago

This is rather sad from a societal point of view. Just imagine how much suffering and even money could have safed when fixing this during childhood...

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#2

My Single Mother Couldn't Afford Braces For Us Growing Up. So When I Got A Job, I Saved And Paid For Them Myself. Most Fulfilling Decision I've Ever Made

My Single Mother Couldn't Afford Braces For Us Growing Up. So When I Got A Job, I Saved And Paid For Them Myself. Most Fulfilling Decision I've Ever Made

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Ashlie Casey 2 years ago

Adorable

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#3

Smile Transformation

Smile Transformation

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Holly Hofmann 2 years ago

I actually like gaps in teeth, I have a smaller one and have always been pushed by my dentists to fix it.

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#4

I Got My Braces Off Today

I Got My Braces Off Today

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Βασίλης Μπαζάκας 2 years ago

She was sweet with no-normal teeth.

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#5

Amazing Transformation

Amazing Transformation

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Signe Manat Hansen 2 years ago

He was a cutie before, now he is cute AND hot

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#6

Never Underestimate The Power Of Braces

Never Underestimate The Power Of Braces

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Lila Nathania 2 years ago

She looks cute with the previous one tho

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#7

Got My Braces Off Yesterday, Here's Before, During And After

Got My Braces Off Yesterday, Here's Before, During And After

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Just a Purpler 2 years ago

How did they even get the braces on those bottom teeth?

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#8

After Almost Two Years, I Just Got My Braces Off

After Almost Two Years, I Just Got My Braces Off

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Faced Ventura 2 years ago

I really love his smile. He looks very happy :D

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#9

Amazing Smile Transformation!

Amazing Smile Transformation!

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Sardonic Scribe 2 years ago

What a beautiful smile & those eyes reflect your new found confidence!!

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#10

Showing Off The New Smile

Showing Off The New Smile

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Kerri Russ 2 years ago

GORGEOUS transformation! Congrats!

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#11

4 Years Difference Amen For Braces

4 Years Difference Amen For Braces

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Nikki D. 2 years ago

What's up with the eyebrow nazis? Jesus, chill.

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#12

After 2 Sets Of 25 Months, 12 Teeth Pulled, & Wisdom Teeth Pulled, Im Finally Braces Free

After 2 Sets Of 25 Months, 12 Teeth Pulled, & Wisdom Teeth Pulled, Im Finally Braces Free

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porcupine 2 years ago

Does that mean she only has like 16 teeth left?

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#13

My Orthodontist Deserves To Be Praised

My Orthodontist Deserves To Be Praised

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Allana Rose 2 years ago

Excellent!

#14

After 8 Years Of Treatment, 10 Teeth Pulled, Surgery, & 2 Rounds Of Braces, I Finally Love My Smile

After 8 Years Of Treatment, 10 Teeth Pulled, Surgery, & 2 Rounds Of Braces, I Finally Love My Smile

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CC 2 years ago

She looks gorgeous! Seriously what is wrong with you other people.

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#15

Before And After - 2 Years And 10 Months

Before And After - 2 Years And 10 Months

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Annelise Bech 2 years ago

Aww he's so cut

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#16

It's Crazy What Less Than 2 Years With Braces Will Do. Thank You Mom And Dad

It's Crazy What Less Than 2 Years With Braces Will Do. Thank You Mom And Dad

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Allana Rose 2 years ago

First pics, this is a cute girl but in the second one, she turned into a beautiful young lady

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#17

That Was So Worth It!

That Was So Worth It!

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Allana Rose 2 years ago

Niiiiice!

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#18

Pre-Braces Fave Vs Now

Pre-Braces Fave Vs Now

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Nicolas Letarte 2 years ago

She's splendid now!

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#19

I'd Like To Thank Jesus And All Those Years Of Braces For This

I'd Like To Thank Jesus And All Those Years Of Braces For This

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Brigitte 2 years ago

Jesus didn't put on your braces, your dental technician did.

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#20

2 Years And 10 Months Of Braces

2 Years And 10 Months Of Braces

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#21

Thank You Braces

Thank You Braces

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Sardonic Scribe 2 years ago

Lookin' fine!

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#22

Progress Pics Of My Journey From Surgery To Braces To Straight Teeth

Progress Pics Of My Journey From Surgery To Braces To Straight Teeth

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Mark Fergel 2 years ago

wow

#23

I Would Like To Thanks Braces And Puberty For This Transformation

I Would Like To Thanks Braces And Puberty For This Transformation

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Debra Starr Moon 2 years ago

So beautiful

#24

Great Results

Great Results

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Michel M. Prins 2 years ago

Amazing improvement! I also love the way the filters and the poses are the same :D It really shows the amount of work that went into getting those teeth straight!

#25

Let's Thank God For Braces

Let's Thank God For Braces

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Tripti Maaz 2 years ago

Let's thank science and technology

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#26

A Transformation Because Finally After Over 2 And A Half Years My Braces Are Off

A Transformation Because Finally After Over 2 And A Half Years My Braces Are Off

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Debra Starr Moon 2 years ago

Look at that confidence!

#27

13 Months Of Braces, A Mechanical Bite Expansion And Two Veneers Later

13 Months Of Braces, A Mechanical Bite Expansion And Two Veneers Later

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Kerri Russ 2 years ago

Holy cow! That is almost what my son's teeth looked like before his braces years ago. Beautiful smile now!

#28

Holy Wow, What A Difference!

Holy Wow, What A Difference!

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Cathy Binder 2 years ago

rock that raspberry!

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#29

Smile Transformation

Smile Transformation

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Sally Brite 2 years ago

I like when people keep their natural teeth and don't go for the veneer look.

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#30

Before And After Braces

Before And After Braces

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Cathy Binder 2 years ago

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from a social standpoint i get why she needed to get braces to fit in, but i like her original teeth. it's the symmetry i think.

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#31

Just Got My Braces Off! Before And After

Just Got My Braces Off! Before And After

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Cathy Binder 2 years ago

i know this is a gallery about teeth, but those eyes tho...

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#32

I Have Been Kicked Out Of The Club After 2.5 Years

I Have Been Kicked Out Of The Club After 2.5 Years

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Kristyna 2 years ago

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They look fake

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#33

Before And After Braces

Before And After Braces

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Sarai Morrissette 2 years ago

That looks like a picture.

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#34

Hopefully A Little Encouragement For Anyone Thinking Of Braces/jaw Surgery

Hopefully A Little Encouragement For Anyone Thinking Of Braces/jaw Surgery

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Ashlie Casey 2 years ago

New glasses 👍

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#35

Cristiano Ronaldo Before And After Braces

Cristiano Ronaldo Before And After Braces

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#36

Shoutout To Braces For This Transformation

Shoutout To Braces For This Transformation

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Signe Manat Hansen 2 years ago

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And puberty had nothing to do with it

#37

Praise Jesus For This Transformation! From The First Day Of Braces To When I Finally Got Them Off

Praise Jesus For This Transformation! From The First Day Of Braces To When I Finally Got Them Off

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Cathy Binder 2 years ago

so cute!

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#38

Thank God For Braces

Thank God For Braces

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Ashlie Casey 2 years ago

That seatbelt in the before could have killed her!

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#39

After 4 Years Total Of Braces, Surgeries, And Countless Times Going To The Dentist, I Finally Have A Full Smile

After 4 Years Total Of Braces, Surgeries, And Countless Times Going To The Dentist, I Finally Have A Full Smile

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Sven Mom 2 years ago

Try braces from 2nd grade into high school.

#40

Smile Transformation - The Braces Are Off!

Smile Transformation - The Braces Are Off!

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Debra Starr Moon 2 years ago

Gorgeous smile

#41

Thank You Braces

Thank You Braces

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#42

After Almost 3 Years Of Teeth Work I'm Free Of Braces

After Almost 3 Years Of Teeth Work I'm Free Of Braces

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Ashlie Casey 2 years ago

Hair envy

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#43

Dakota Fanning Before And After Having Braces

Dakota Fanning Before And After Having Braces

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Aunt Messy 2 years ago

Her teeth were a mess.

#44

A Reason To Smile: Getting My Braces As A 25 Year Old

A Reason To Smile: Getting My Braces As A 25 Year Old

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Ashlie Casey 2 years ago

Cute either way

#45

Just Want To Thank The Man Who Invented Braces

Just Want To Thank The Man Who Invented Braces

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Ashlie Casey 2 years ago

Beginning orthodontic practices are actually credited to a man. There is nothing wrong with her statement.

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#46

Thank You Braces!

Thank You Braces!

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#47

I Just Need To Take A Second And Thank My Orthodontist For Giving Me Braces

I Just Need To Take A Second And Thank My Orthodontist For Giving Me Braces

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Antajuan Grady 1 year ago

Great

#48

Finally Had My Braces Off! What A Massive Change 16 Months Has Made

Finally Had My Braces Off! What A Massive Change 16 Months Has Made

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#49

Thank You Jesus For Braces!

Thank You Jesus For Braces!

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Mustapha Mustapha 2 years ago

i fall in love with those eyes

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#50

Here I Am Finished After Six Months In Braces. Four Days After Removal And I'm Still In Complete Shock

Here I Am Finished After Six Months In Braces. Four Days After Removal And I'm Still In Complete Shock

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Samantha Beckett 2 years ago

I can't wait to get mine off. 4 more months.

#51

A New Smile

A New Smile

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Barbara Baxendale 2 years ago

They don't look real !!

#52

Before And After Braces

Before And After Braces

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#53

Crazy How Much Changes In A Little Over A Year And A Half

Crazy How Much Changes In A Little Over A Year And A Half

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#54

Lily Got Her Braces Off Today! What A Difference 1 Year Makes

Lily Got Her Braces Off Today! What A Difference 1 Year Makes

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#55

Thank God For Tweezers, Makeup And Braces

Thank God For Tweezers, Makeup And Braces

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Kristi Zoebelein 2 years ago

I like her original eyebrows.

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#56

First And Last Day

First And Last Day

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#57

Since I Got My Braces Off Today, Here's A Little Transformation

Since I Got My Braces Off Today, Here's A Little Transformation

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#58

Four Year Difference

Four Year Difference

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Mercedes Nieuwpoort 2 years ago

Am I the only one who prefers the before pic?

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#59

Before And After Braces

Before And After Braces

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#60

Thank You Braces

Thank You Braces

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szatan667 2 years ago

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That's a sex transformation as well :)

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#61

Before And After Braces. 4 Years Is A Long Time

Before And After Braces. 4 Years Is A Long Time

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#62

All I Gotta Say Is Thank God For Braces

All I Gotta Say Is Thank God For Braces

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#63

14 Months Of Treatment And I'm Done!

14 Months Of Treatment And I'm Done!

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#64

I Just Got My Braces Off! It's Been Two Years And Two Fake Teeth And Totally Worth It

I Just Got My Braces Off! It's Been Two Years And Two Fake Teeth And Totally Worth It

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#65

Before Braces And After Braces. 2 1/2 Years Difference. Thank God For Braces

Before Braces And After Braces. 2 1/2 Years Difference. Thank God For Braces

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#66

Niall Horan Before And After Braces

Niall Horan Before And After Braces

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Tiny Dynamine 2 years ago

Shame they couldn't do anything for his hair.

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#67

The Day Before I Got Braces Vs. Month 8

The Day Before I Got Braces Vs. Month 8

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#68

What A Difference Two Years And A Few Months Makes

What A Difference Two Years And A Few Months Makes

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#69

This Is All I've Ever Wanted. Im So Proud Of Being Able To Accomplish This Myself

This Is All I've Ever Wanted. Im So Proud Of Being Able To Accomplish This Myself

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#70

At Age 23 My Braces Are Finally Off And I Couldn't Be Happier

At Age 23 My Braces Are Finally Off And I Couldn't Be Happier

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Anita Wolf 2 years ago

beautiful tattoos- beautiful smile!

#71

I Got My Braces Off, After A Year And Two Months

I Got My Braces Off, After A Year And Two Months

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#72

Tom Cruise Had A Remarkable Transformation

Tom Cruise Had A Remarkable Transformation

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szatan667 2 years ago

Implants are not braces

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#73

Emma Watson's Smile Transformation

Emma Watson's Smile Transformation

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#74

What A Difference A Year Makes. No More Top Braces

What A Difference A Year Makes. No More Top Braces

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#75

2.5 Years Later

2.5 Years Later

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#76

I Got My Braces Off Yesterday And The Difference Is Crazy

I Got My Braces Off Yesterday And The Difference Is Crazy

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#77

Thank The Lord For Someone Making Me Wear Braces For 6 Years

Thank The Lord For Someone Making Me Wear Braces For 6 Years

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Tracey Martens 2 years ago

Wow.

#78

Orthodontists And Dentists Are A Good Thing

Orthodontists And Dentists Are A Good Thing

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Tracey Martens 2 years ago

#2 glasses are toooo cute!

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#79

All The Pain Was Worth It!

All The Pain Was Worth It!

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#80

I Got My Braces Off Yesteday!

I Got My Braces Off Yesteday!

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#81

I Got My Braces Off

I Got My Braces Off

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#82

I Would Like To Get A Special Shout Out To Braces, Thank You For Everything You've Done For Me I Appreciate It

I Would Like To Get A Special Shout Out To Braces, Thank You For Everything You've Done For Me I Appreciate It

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