Back in my early high school years, I rocked a mouthful of metal. In fact, my mom even got her bottom teeth realigned right along with me. Fortunately, my classmates didn't hassle me, calling out oh-so-original names like brace-face, railroad tracks, or tin-teeth. Kids can be so cruel.

I do wonder, however: how I did not get teased for sporting my school colors on the bands that lined each bracket? I cringe to think of how dorky that was. What about you? Did you have braces in the past, or are you perhaps wearing them now?