after (finally) loosing the baby tooth, which had been my excuse for over 2 decades for not doing this, it's time to get wired. it will take a year or two to deal with this mess (my teeth look more like a crystal formation than a nice row of teeth), and in the meantime, I will learn pain, I will learn suffering, and then I'll get them taken off. 8# (that's a smiley with braces)
braces - ouch. so far the wost part is the rubbing of the gear against my cheeks. wax is my friend. the teeth don't hurt, but I'm on "training wires", so there's not much push. the good news is I'm loosing weight (they needed to put bands on two teeth, so I've had spacers in for two weeks - ouch - they hurt worse than the wires - so far) - about 5 pounds in 2.5 weeks. that's OK, so long as it's just the fat that goes away...
expect infrequent updates, usually to gauge pain levels with new wires, or the triumphant (or at least relieved) announcement of their removal - failure is always an option... 8#