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Embarrassing Overbite

Dear Highlights,
I have an overbite, so I wear palate expanders to make room for my teeth. Kids ask, “What’s the silvery thing in your mouth?” That gets on my nerves. If I say I don’t want to talk about it, they say, “Aw, c’mon! Please?” Help!

It can be frustrating when people ask about something you wish they’d ignore. Try to remember that they are just curious, not trying to bug you.

If you’d like, think up a short explanation you can give whenever anyone asks—like the explanation in your letter. You don’t have to get into details. Sum things up in a sentence, then change the subject.

Art by: Jenny Campbell

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