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I'm 19 and my teeth are naturally crooked. There's this ridiculous stereotype-thingy that people with non-straight teeth automatically HAVE to have dirty teeth, but mine are simply crooked. They are just harder to clean so I have to be extra careful. I've been feeling very insecure about them but my parents didn't send me to a proper dental technician when I was in my early teens and instead the one i went to fucked them up a teensy bit more by not paying the right attention and then proposed to "fix" them by proposing a very unrealistic and extremely painful "solution". Thankfully he sucked so bad my teeth returned to normal after a few months I feel a punch on my stomach everytime i hear someone in here, lolcow or irl give someone shit about their teeth for something minor like for example a small tooth gap. I can't afford to get braces right now and even if I could I fear I'd look weird and spend several years of my youth having them and idk you rarely see people wearing them in uni. People don't usually notice them right away because my two front aren't that obvious and I often cover my mouth when I laugh (it's like an automatic thing lol) but whenever they do, they usually make me feel uncomfortable with their comments. It's such a given nowdays, everyone wears braces when they are 11-13 and eventually remove them, but I just simply never went through that. Thankfully I never had romantic partners that made me insecure about them. quite the opposite, i've heard that they're kind of cute in a way from every one of them, but I can't still shake it off. It's not like it can get to me to the point that I don't care about them anymore bc muh bf approval. Anyway, this wraps this mess up, I'm sorry for the long blogpost just thought this thread is more than appropriate to share this, I really hope somebody reads this for some reason.
"she doesnt owe anyone an explanation!!!" Actually she does. Because she chose to be out there as a persona on the internet knowing she has a ton of fans and people who look up to her and care about her (as much as a fan can care ofc). She doesn't have to do it now, next week or next month but at some point she should come clear about this whole thing when she feels ready. It's responsibility.