Guy Shares How His Life Has Changed After Fixing His Teeth, Then Explains The Importance Of Affordable Dental Care

by Ayoub Mask

Having a nice smile is a crucial part of making a good first impression, that's the thing most people will usually notice first. Studies show that people will often describe someone in a more positive manner and will consider them to have more desirable qualities if they have straight teeth.

Fixing this issue in a lot of countries is quite simple, but not in the United States. You can barely cover most dental-related costs with Medicaid, which is the federal-state health insurance program in the U.S.

Twitter user Jon Torsch wanted to help people understand this issue better so he decided to share a thread explaining how the lack of access to dental care is affecting millions of lives as well as his own.

In order to highlight the importance of this issue, political organizer Jon Torsch decided to share his story on Twitter.

In order to highlight the importance of this issue, political organizer Jon Torsch decided to share his story on Twitter.

Whoa, that's a lot of money...

Whoa, that's a lot of money...

The whole process made him feel really uncomfortable

The whole process made him feel really uncomfortable

He decided to share some of his old photos to show us how much this issue has affected his life.

He decided to share some of his old photos to show us how much this issue has affected his life.

Jon's high school prom

Jon's high school prom

Jon's first college graduation

Jon's first college graduation

Jon's second college graduation.

Jon's second college graduation.

Jon's best friend's wedding.

Jon's best friend's wedding.

Even further proof

Even further proof

When Jon proposed to his (now ex) fiance

When Jon proposed to his (now ex) fiance

When Jon ran for city council

When Jon ran for city council

Jon and his furbaby

Jon and his furbaby

Anyone would eventually crack

Anyone would eventually crack

There's no worse feeling than shame

There's no worse feeling than shame

It's quite overwhelming

It's quite overwhelming

It's a hard pill to swallow

It's a hard pill to swallow

Before

Before

After!

After!

Anything less is inhumane...

Anything less is inhumane...

A lot of people agreed with his views and even decided to share some stories of their own:

A lot of people agreed with his views and even decided to share some stories of their own:

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