America is obsessed with looking good. So, even if there is a small gap between teeth or even one tooth is slightly off, they get braces to make them "perfect". You can ask a similar question, "Why do so many American teenagers (sometimes even younger kids) wear makeup?" I pity these kids. They are missing their childhood, when you don't have a care in the world. I don't think most of them know this concept.
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