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02 Feb 2004

sad
hi

due to a big mess with braces,,i had to have a cap done to one of my teeth,,but i feel insecure bout it,,and depressed wen i tink of it.......do u think this is strange....well it looks totally normal,,but i am jus sad.....i do know im perfectly healthy,,and lots of guys do like me....but i jus always think of that
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Dear pls,
Well, some of us, especially at some ages, when we become very aware of Our Appearance, and sensitive about whether we'll look attractive to others ( and concerned that we might get teased by others ) tend to get very worried by even quite minor changes in our appearance. Presumably the cap looks much nicer than the braces --- maybe people were'nt always kind about the braces, and your expecting a negative reaction now ? Often, if we are feeling pretty insecure anyway, our insecurioty tends to focus on one specific body part or aspect of our appearance. And if for any other reason one is already feeling somewhat sad, this effect may get exaggerated.
Talk about this with your parents and close friends, even think of a few sessions of counseling, if this gets worse or starts to bother you very much. If there are factual things you don't know --- like how firm or vunerable a cap is, ask your parents to check this with the dentist, so you can be reassured by the facts.
But it's likely that you'll soon start to forget about this, probably to find new things to worry about.
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