I've had four teeth out and then the elastic bands

it will only take two years

besides, bands and braces are trendy now

no one notices them except your friends

but you have to clean your teeth so often

and learn to eat in a different way

(for three and a half thousand dollars)

Mum didn't have her braces till she was forty

she says I'm tall for twelve

a small regular face (is her description)

Scandinavian, pixie