Whether you have braces now or you did in the past, it seems like everyone has them at some point or another. We all know the pain of tightening the braces, looking super weird in school photos or even coming to love that adorable metal in our mouths. But, believe it or not, it isn't just us regular folk who get the pleasure of having braces – celebrities have had them too!

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Fortunately, for the celebs, the braces usually come off right before their peak fame hits so most fans don't remember this stage of their lives. We so often forget that they are people too and those straight pearly whites you see in pictures aren't from just really, really good genetics.

From Niall Horan to Noah Cyrus to Emma Watson, these unicorns now didn't always have magical teeth. We even found one of the most famous celebrities in the world who had braces when she was much older and her awkward stage had already passed.

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Looking at these photos of some of the hottest faces in the biz with a mouth full of metal really makes them so much more relatable and we are forever grateful.

Click through the gallery and find out if you remember all of these celebs rocking the multi-colored braces back in the day!

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This post was originally published on June 7, 2016 and has been updated on June 28, 2017.