Jordan Offers to Pay for Black Panther Fan's Broken Retainer

Emilio Banks
March 8, 2018

Michael B Jordan's performance in the superhero film enthralled one fan so much she clenched her teeth so hard her retainer broke in half.

One of my patients came in for an emergency visit, because she snapped the wire on her retainer watching the movie. According to, Sophia's doctor shared the incident on Tumblr, which soon went viral.

"That is the funniest f*cking sh*t ever to me this tiny 17 year old girl thirsting so goddamn hard she busted steel", he wrote. This post is about me?

She also told Buzzfeed that she was horrified about going to the orthodontist originally, and while she admitted that, "When I told them they laughed, obviously, but it was super sweet and of course it made a great story". Luckily, the Creed star saw her tweet.

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After making its way to Twitter, the story who the girl was about, Sophia Robb, found it and owned up. "I pressed my tongue against my permanent retainer and clenched my jaw so hard that the wire disconnected from my teeth", she confessed.

Her response to the original tweet has since gone viral, with some on social media declaring it the "funniest thing" and naming Sophia "Today's Internet victor". Little did she know her dentist would share the anecdote on Tumblr. She said the reactions have been "overwhelming".

But let's get real, who among us hasn't destroyed a piece of orthodontia after seeing our celebrity crush on the big screen, am I right? Sophia told Teen Vogue that her orthodontist was able to glue it back together.

As the Twitter world goes, users started tweeting at Michael B. Jordan asking him to respond to the story. He volunteered to replace the braces as he felt "partly responsible for breaking [them]".

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