Haven’t we always said that stars are just like us? We’ve collected a series of quotes from celebrities on their experiences wearing braces. Not all experiences are sunshine and rainbows, but it’s important to feel like you’re not alone in this journey.

Emma Stone

“I was a good-looking kid. I never felt, like, dorky. I was just like, ‘Yup, these are my braces. I’ve had them forever.”

Margot Robbie

“You should have seen me at 14, with braces and glasses, gangly and doing ballet!”

Lauren Graham

“For a time in high school, I had glasses, braces, and a cast. I like to call this look ‘no date for homecoming.”

Amanda Syfried

“I was naturally skinny and had braces, so I wasn’t a cute model.” 

James Franco

“When I was a child, I wanted to be an actor, but I had really bad buckteeth. I didn’t want to get braces, but my mom said I couldn’t be an actor if I didn’t get the braces. So, I got the braces.”