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Teeth insecurities don’t exactly fall into the “weight issues” category, but it does apply to overall body image. We live in a society that is hell-bent on pushing us to perfect every part of our bodies and our teeth are not excluded from this crusade.
As with anything else, the way you feel and what you choose to do about those feelings are up to you. But it is good to know where those feelings come from.
What makes you so unable to like your teeth? There could be a million reasons. I can’t say I’ve ever had any seriously qualms with my biters. I had braces for a short amount of time in high school and they straightened out for the most part, but are by no means white and shiny. I honestly don’t think about them very often.
But maybe try to dissect your dislike for them. Also, give yourself a break - you’re trying your best to be good with yourself and that is good and healing, but there may be bits you have a harder time accepting and that’s okay. I know I still have a few hang-ups and suspect I always will. But understanding where it comes from helps a heap, at least for me.