« I felt bad about my teeth- in part because they were crooked, but also because they were a reminder that I had neglected them, » he said. « I felt like I had wasted the money my parents spent on my braces. »
He wrote on his blog that he had realized he had become self-conscious about his teeth and had stopped smiling as much.
« I wasn't smiling, and it was because I was unhappy with my teeth, » he wrote on his blog.