Orthodontist Won’t Let Kid Remove Headgear For School Photo

by Bavocado

Maxwell Pass

PHEONIX, ARIZONA — Maxwell Pass is living out the most impressionable years of his life, wearing headgear. As a 12-year-old boy, navigating his way through Junior High school, peer pressure, self doubt, puberty and social status are all things Pass has to think about on a daily basis. One of the hardest decisions to make as a Junior High school kid, is what you are going to wear for school picture day. Pass had his outfit picked out, he knew how he was going to style his hair, now he just needed to get permission to remove his headgear for a few minutes – while a pic is snapped! Sadly, Pass didn’t get the go ahead from his orthodontist to remove the headgear.

It’s blows, ya know. Now I’m forever going to be known as the kid who wore headgear. It’s bad enough that I have to live like this and go to school everyday looking like this. But now it’s documented forever. For years to come, my classmates will be able to look back and see this horrible image of ‘douchebag’ Maxwell Pass wearing his lame ass headgear for picture day. • Maxwell Pass

It’s understandable that Pass isn’t very happy over the decision made by orthodontist Dr. Gerald Seaver. We reached out for comment from Dr. Seaver and this is what he had to say.

I don’t see the big deal. I wore headgear for my 8th grade class photo and I turned out alright. I mean, I’m a damn doctor. If Max were to take that headgear off, even for a second, he could jeopardize his entire future. I did him a favor. He takes that off and his teeth shift and I can’t correct it. Well, he’s headed down a road of hell. People will look at him differently, he won’t ever have a girlfriend and his parents will be pissed that they paid me $9,000 to fix his face and I couldn’t. He’ll get over it. • Dr. Gerald Seaver