Hi there. When my dad was young, braces weren't all that usual. He is born 1941 and his family was poor and they were from a rural area where you'd be happy to have a doctor around at all. They didn't have any specialists. So he went without braces even though his teeth were badly slanted.
When odler, he kept having inflammations in the gum, because there just wasn't enough space for all the second teeth. That made some of his teeth jiggle. Which caused more inflammations. He also had problems brushing his teeth properly, because they weren't in line and all the corners kept collecting bits of food. So even though he spend twice as much time cleaning his teeth compared to everyone else in the family, he had to have his front teeth removed at 35 and he had to have complete artificial teeth at 50.
So I say,get thosedamn braces. They may make you look funny for a year or two but you will have good teeth for the rest of your life.
Straight teeth. If your teeth aren't lined properly, they will wear away in certain in years to come.
Lose the battle to win the war.......in the end you'll be very happy with your beautiful smile :-)