No one really enjoys getting braces, but they sure are happy they had them.

There are plenty of reasons to get them – to correct overbites and underbites, correct jaw position and other disorders, or just to improve appearances. Of course, not everyone can afford braces (those things are expensive!) and crooked teeth are common and nothing to be shamed by. But we have to give props where they’re due.

If you’ve ever thought about getting braces (or blamed your parents for having to get them), wait until you see these transformations. They’re just incredible!