Can you tell this man is wearing braces in this headshot?

Can you tell this man is wearing braces in his portrait Can you tell this man is wearing braces in his portrait_0334Can you tell this man is wearing braces in these headshots? Wait before you wonder where I'm going with this -- indulge me here because sometimes I'm teaching and sometimes I'm just talking -- and today... it's the latter. This post is just about having a little bit of fun. :D Swear to you that even with my huge paparazzi camera lens on him I couldn't tell either. Since I was the girl that wore the standard issue silver braces as a teenager (and frankly, kind of need them again as a grown-up) I was floored to see that they are literally invisible on Ryan here. Yes I've heard of Invisalign and for any of you that are eye-rolling with how late I am to the party -- fair enough (heehee) but it took seeing with my own eyes to really be a believer. (I even posted one of him NOT smiling to show that even with his mouth closed there was no wonky-ness ...and yes, I just likely made up that word too) Shout out to Orthodontist Dr. Egger for introducing us to Ryan...he's so cute and an excellent way to begin a post holiday week!