Braces do more than improve smile

Aug. 29, 2012
Flight attendant Angeliki Karamberi found our her braces were a conversation starter

What’s it like having adult braces?

Interesting, to say the least, but also much more than I expected.

I’m a flight attendant, so I consider a great smile essential to my job. I’d always wanted perfectly straight teeth, but where I grew up in Greece, braces weren’t common -- even among kids. When I moved to the United States in my mid-twenties, however, I noticed a lot of people wearing braces here. I found the courage to do it at age 30. I originally considered invisible braces, but they were too expensive, so I opted for a white porcelain setting.

To read more about how flight attendant and blogger Angeliki Karamberi learned to embrace her braces, go to She even missed her braces after she completed her three years.