What. The. Hell? I can't even wrap my mind around that concept.
I mean, I've never had braces, but they seem like they sort of dampen your social life -- which makes them a perfect fit for when you're a kid or teen, because you're not really missing out on much if your social life happens to be limited by braces. Also, they just fit so well with the idea of appearing awkward and uncomfortable that is usually associated with adolescence. That's understandable: having braces during your awkward stage, so you get it over and done with. But what goes on in the heads of adults who get braces?
They probably think something along these lines: "I'm all grown up and damn, I look fine! You know what will totally negate every possible aspect of my newfound attractiveness? BRACES! Yes, I am so following through with this plan!"
Wow, that sounds like such a hella good idea! Not.
Even worse is when you're in your late 30s, you have kids of your own, and you get braces. At that point, any deformity that your teeth may represent should be accepted as a physical quirk and you leave it at that. At that point, you should realize that while you probably have no social life that could possibly be threatened by the danger of having braces, it's probably best to leave the awkward teeth accoutrements to the kiddies.
Adults with braces, please, I beg of you: just stop.