"A 20-year study by scientists in Britain that looked at the impact of braces on more than 300 children in Wales showed that having straighter teeth had little positive impact on their psychological health later in life.
"When they were questioned as adults, none of them regretted having had their teeth improved and most were satisfied with the way they looked. But there was no difference in their psychological wellbeing when compared to other people who have never had braces."
Bummer. I had my braces at 35 (!) because I'd always felt shy about my crooked teeth, and I thought advancing age would only make them worse. I needed to feel comfortable that they looked okay. And now it turns out these wires are of no help to my self-esteem? No shit! Gimme back my money!