Just imagine an alien when they find out about braces.
“Do you mean to tell me that you strap metal to your young and slowly move their bones, without pain killers, over long periods of time? The bones that they use to eat? Then make them wear more metal in their mouths for the rest of their life, all for a standard of beauty?”
Nah dude, some do it for medical reasons. I knew someone who had three teeth stuck in the roof of their mouth so they put braces on them and fixed that right up”
“I don’t think I understand”
“They had to do it, because they had already pulled out their baby teeth so they would have had gaps or out of order teeth. Or get infected.
“But how did braces on the outside of their teeth affect the teeth that were *stuck*”
They first had to cut through the bone to get to them and then they stuck brackets on them. But after that, they just dragged the teeth into place.”
“Through the bone?”
"And it worked?”
*horrified aliens* “I thought you said you care about your young”
*even more Horrified aliens*
*off to the side* “didn’t the human say they cared about us”