Justification_Evaluation_Draft.docx - Hill 1 Angela Hill Dr Stumphy English Composition 101 Justification Evaluation Draft Amongst young teens braces

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Hill 1 Angela Hill Dr. Stumphy English Composition 101 January 18, 2021 Justification Evaluation Draft Amongst young teens, braces are a popular thing to have and they are desired, even by kids who do not necessarily need them. Braces fit into pop culture as they are mass-produced for mass consumption and they can create power structures amongst teens. They are well liked and even envied by children in grades 4-8 due to their glamorization, they are unattainable for some kids because of their high price point, and they can promote insecurity for vulnerable children. Braces are a huge part of preteen culture as it seems as if everyone in the school is going to get braces left and right. It causes children to feel more left out than they already are due to middle school being such an awkward time in their lives. It does not help that the media glamorizes the idea of braces but also the idea of the “perfect” smile. The media does this by putting braces onto almost any character in middle school making it the norm, but also in music videos and YouTube videos. It was very popular for female singers to have braces and sing about braces between the early 2000s and 2010s, specifically Katy Perry. As for YouTube videos, there

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