Don't they cause enough pain and suffering as it is?

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I had braces with the outside headgear for 4 years before I got them off in 5th grade. I still have many scars inside my mouth which elicit pity from new dentists. But thank God my headgear never attacked my eyes! All I got on the outside was a constant rash from the neckband.

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