So starved for attention, I guess.
I finally got the braces and the dramatic hair-cut. Sort of got busted by the Optometrist when I faked poor vision-so, no glasses, but I really thought the whole retainer, braces, rubber-band, mouth appliance were all so way cool.
And instead of the real thing, me and my friend Susan Conklin would either fashion a paper clip around our teeth or, even better, get a huge wad of gum and stick to the roof of our mouths. And then we'd talk for as long as we could, pretending we had really serious orthodontia going on.
So, as a memento of my more innocent days as a needy-nerdy-5th-grader, I thought I'd get this:
Retainer Necklace 
By Kiel Mead
Sterling Silver or 14 K Gold-Plated
Cast from his brother's retainer, Kiel Mead offers this hunk of orthodontic nostalgia to those who want to wear their most awkward phases around their necks. Just make sure you don't set it down and throw it out with your lunch tray.
Silver in stock; Gold ships within 3 weeks.
From T H E F U T U R E P E R F E C T